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2014-03-26 08:23:30

Leaders map out path for federal marine fisheries conservation WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congress is currently revising the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act, the law that governs our nation's marine resources. Recreational saltwater anglers and the sportfishing and boating industries are intensifying efforts to ensure that their social, conservation and economic priorities are well represented in the legislative process. Today, in a...

2010-05-13 16:02:00

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Picante Sportfishing, a proud Corporate Sponsor of the International Game Fish Association, would like to announce that the 2010 IGFA Offshore World Championship, often considered the "Olympics" of big-game fishing, is taking place this week in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The international teams have qualified by winning one of the over 110 IGFA sponsored events and were then invited to participate in this, the most prestigious blue-water...

2010-05-12 06:50:00

PALMER LAKE, Colo., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- "My next goal is 700," says Patrick Sebile, an international angler who recently landed his 600th species, a Vermillion Rockfish, while fishing off Catalina Island, California. There is no other documented case of any angler throughout history who has caught 600 species, apparently putting Sebile in a class by himself as an angler. Since 1984, Sebile has meticulously kept his own records of species caught while traveling the globe to fish in...

2009-12-10 06:50:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Unlike commercial fishing, the major player in depleted fish populations, sport fishing makes up less than 12 percent of the global harvest. And though they are equipped with the latest tools and technology to increase their haul, today's sport fisherman embodies a surprising combination of conservation and conquest. With one eye on environmental responsibility and the other on sportsmanship, most sport fishers have adopted a plethora of sustainable fishing...

2009-10-15 09:00:00

DAVIE, Fla., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Guy Harvey Inc. and European marine manufacturer, Peer Gynt, today announced the launch of a new line of 26-foot customized center consoles showcasing graphic designs by world-renowned marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey. Designed by yachtsman and built by an experienced team of yacht builders, Peer Gynt's new PG-26-Guy Harvey Series will showcase Harvey's colorful artwork featuring sailfish and dorado. The high-end custom...

2009-10-14 15:04:00

DANIA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned marine wildlife artist and conservationist, Guy Harvey, will be inducted into the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) Fishing Hall of Fame on October 27, 2009. The annual, star-studded ceremony and dinner will be held Tuesday, October 27 at 6 p.m. at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame in Dania Beach, Florida. "If you have a passion for our oceans and have ever fished, you know of Dr. Guy Harvey," said Rob Kramer, IGFA president....

2008-08-24 09:00:22

Virginia's deep-water bottom-fishing scene seems to get increasingly interesting every year. The fishery already has produced world records for blackbelly rosefish, snowy grouper and tilefish. But it also produces pretty strange fish, some of which anglers struggle to identify. Trips in the past few weeks have produced such a fish. And two catches are under consideration as world records. The species is a Darwin's Slimehead. It looks like a giant goldfish and is sometimes referred to as...

2008-07-13 03:00:15

By Lee Tolliver, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 13--While many Mid-Atlantic residents are thankful Hurricane Bertha veered away from the U.S. coast, surfers are doubly so. Surfers have been swarming the Outer Banks, hoping to ride the hurricane season's first big swells. Bertha's passing east of Bermuda diminished the chances of huge surf, but it has and will for the next few days continue to push in a better-than-average ground swell. "For early July, we'll take it," said...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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