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Illegal fishing: The great threat to Latin America’s marine sanctuaries

After drugs and arms trafficking, illegal fishing is the third most lucrative illegal activity in the world. It is estimated that around 26 million tons of fish and other marine resources are caught illegally every year to supply a black market worth up to $23 billion. Illegal fishing takes many forms, one of which involves fishing inside marine protected areas that have been created to safeguard the biodiversity within them. A team of journalists from […]

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’Tough fishing’ doesn’t mean no fish; top pro advice for landing ‘em

When the fishing gets slow during the hot summer months we call it the “summer doldrums.” But during the winter months, when the fishing gets slow, we just call it tough fishing. And that is what we are experiencing right now. Tough fishing! The offshore fishing is as tough as it can get. But for the fishermen willing to put their time in and try as many techniques as possible, some quality fish can be […]

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Fishing spring runoff in Alabama lakes

It’s not only been an unusually cold late winter season across much of Alabama, but also an amazingly rainy stretch not only for the winter and the beginning of 2021, but for all of 2020. While the cold has been so intense as to shut down most success in the northern half of the state on cold-sensitive largemouths, we’re now coming into the time of year when rapid warm-ups will move these fish into creeks […]

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The great outdoors: State ‘Free Fishing Weekend’ is Saturday and Sunday

State residents are take advantage of the upcoming first Free Fishing Weekend of 2021. The event is set for Saturday and Sunday. Anglers are permitted to fish for free without a license. “New York is home to some of the best lakes, ponds, rivers and streams in the world, all offering exceptional fishing opportunities all year round,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a news release. “As the nation continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

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Safety tips and angling advice for ice fishing

New York’s ice fishing season has finally arrived across the Empire State. Unseasonably warm temperatures in December delayed the popular hard water season for Western New York anglers, but now it’s game on. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage on and people turn to the outdoors for relief and recreation, more people are fishing. The big question for many is, how do you get started? “Today’s technology offers opportunities like never before,” said ice […]

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Fishing talks move at snail’s pace in EU-UK Brexit standoff

European Union and British negotiators on Saturday extended their standoff over EU fishing rights in U.K. waters and remained unable to make a decisive breakthrough in trade talks aimed at averting a chaotic and costly post-Brexit split on New Year’s Day. Despite movement on major issues to keep trade going once a Brexit transition period ends on Dec. 31, the two sides haggled over fish quotas and the rights of trawlers without much success, turning […]

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