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Mainers to start fishing for baby eels later this month

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 […]

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Benin detains four trawlers for fishing illegally

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 […]

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High winds, strong waves harm southern fishing businesses

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, […]

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Stormy weather creates great fishing

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 […]

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For sustainable fishing, marine balance must be protected

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 […]

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Bill Sargent: We had the good ol’ days of fly fishing

For bass and bream, the ’60s and ’70s were tops. In looking back at stories I did on our freshwater fly fishing in the late 1960s and ’70s, it makes  me realize that at the time we didn’t know just how good we had it. Fly fishermen were experiencing some of the best of times with Central and South Florida panfish and bass. It was a period before the urban sprawl was having its effect […]

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