Posts Tagged 'fishermen'
In a bid to boost deep sea fishing, specialised vessels called ‘Tuna longliners’ will soon be introduced in the State. In the first phase, four such vessels will be given to fishermen to enable them to venture into deep sea. The government will provide loans to them and their societies to purchase the vessels, said deputy director of fisheries (marine) Basant Dash. The government has already allocated Rs 6 crore to the Fisheries department to […]
One of the most lucrative industries in the state of Maine is scheduled to get started for the season later this week when fishermen start seeking baby eels. The eels, called elvers, are valuable because they’re used as seed stock by Asian aquaculture companies. Maine fishermen sold them for more than $2,000 per pound last year, and they have fetched more than $2,300 per pound in the past. The elver season is heavily regulated and […]
Four vessels were arrested in Benin earlier this month for fishing in special management areas and restricted ecological reserves. Sea Shepherd, an international non-profit marine wildlife conservation organization, said in a statement that the four industrial trawlers Fada 10, Tian Yu 5, Tian Yu 6 and Tian Yu 8, were apprehended during a joint operation that also involved the Beninese Navy. “The fishing vessels were busted when the ship’s radar of the Sea Shepherd vessel […]
Fishermen in the Ranot district of Songkhla province in southern Thailand, are struggling to make a living as strong winds and waves of three to five metres in height continue to batter the southern Gulf coast. The Nation reports that dangerous conditions in the Gulf of Thailand have been preventing local fishermen from going to sea for several months now, meaning they’re unable to support their families. While there is no rain in the area, […]
The recent storms have helped and not hurt the bass fishing conditions at Clear Lake although they have kept many fishermen away. Most of the anglers on the lake have been local residents and they’re enjoying some great fishing. As an example, local fishing guide Bob Myskey took Bill Ryan and Stan Press of St. Helena on a two-day trip earlier this week and they caught a grand total of 122 bass, the largest weighing […]
The fishing season kicked off in Turkey after months of restrictions and bans but the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Turkey warned that the laws on fishing should be followed and an awareness of marine ecological system should be raised in order to create a sustainable environment for fishing. To be able to pass down the riches of the sea and the continuity that fishermen feel for their profession, the amounts of the fish hunted […]