Boater’s World parent company files for Chapter 11

The more than 90-year-old company added the Boater’s World chain in the late 1980s, and said it “proved to be a positive contributor to the company’s profitability for a number of years and generated a positive cash flow through 2007.” Boater’s World parent company files for Chapter 11

Genmar enters wind turbine market

  Genmar announced today that it has entered new markets with its VEC technology. It has started manufacturing blades for the wind energy market. Genmar is also building special containers for the US Army National Guard. It recently received US$1.5 million for an initial test order, and delivered the first VEC containers last week. Genmar…

Twin Vee boats files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The builder of center console catamarans has also been evicted from its manufacturing facilities by Twin Vee's founder, Roger Dunshee, who says the company still owes him US$200,000 in back rent. Dunshee sold his majority share in the company in 2003 to Tampa-based investment firm Stonehenge Capital Co. for an undisclosed sum. Twin Vee boats…

Virginia Pilot Catches of the Week

Blueline tilefish Julie Ball, Virginia Beach, 13-8, Norfolk Canyon. James Beale, Virginia Beach, 12-0, Norfolk Canyon. Steven Clements, Virginia Beach, 11-14, Norfolk Canyon. Shaun Curl, Chesapeake, 10-6, Norfolk Canyon. Steve Davis, Virginia Beach, 11-2, Norfolk Canyon. Johnnie Herbert, Virginia beach, 10-11, Norfolk Canyon. James Humphrey, Virginia Beach, 10-15, Norfolk Canyon. Stephen Kendall, Suffolk, 11-8, Norfolk…

Va. agencies tie into fishing line recycling effort

Fishing line is one of the most important tools in the sport. Trouble is, it needs to be changed regularly - leaving the problem of what to do with the old stuff. Va. agencies tie into fishing line recycling effort | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

VSWFT 2008 Top 25 – Striped Bass

VSWFT 2008 Top 25 - Striped Bass VA Saltwater Fishing Tournament2008 Final Striped Bass Standings Place Fish Size Angler 1 73 lbs. 0 oz. Frederick Barnes 2 65 lbs. 8 oz. Christian Seay 3 64 lbs. 8 oz. Willie R. Vernon 4 63 lbs. 0 oz. David T. Schulte 5 61 lbs. 11 oz. Robert…

My Way News – Miami Boat Show draws dreamers, bargain hunters

One of the world's largest boat shows is gracing the docks of Miami Beach this weekend, which means it's time to forget about the recession and dream like it's 2005.   Hundreds of yachts and smaller boats are displayed as part of the Miami International Boat Show in the Indian Creek waterway in Miami Beach,…

FISHING REPORT

Dr. Julie Ball reports anglers are working hard for their catches, finding decent-sized stripers - 30 to 44 inches - just off the coast, with beehives of birds often giving up the location. Big schools of larger rockfish are loitering in deeper water from 6 to 15 miles offshore. Targeting striped bass past the 3-mile…

District of Columbia Seafood Company, Owner and Employee Plead Guilty to Federal Trafficking Charges

  A fish wholesaler, its owner and an employee have all pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for the illegal purchase and sale of striped bass from the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River from 2003 through 2007, the Justice Department announced today. Cannon Seafood Inc., its owner and president Robert…

A shortage of hands

Amid growing demand for temporary guest workers nationwide, only one of Maryland's 21 seafood processing plants was able to get visas to bring the foreigners into the country this year. If Congress does not move quickly to make more available, other processors say they won't open this spring. And the loss of a year's income,…

Watermen Applaud Illegal Rockfish Ring Bust

The bust of an illegal rockfish ring in southern Maryland has watermen wondering how the bust will impact the local industry. According to court documents, the watermen and a seafood dealer are accused of buying and selling 600,000 pounds of rockfish or striped bass between 2003 and 2007. The fish, if sold legally, would have…

Don’t let watermen pack the fishing regulation panel

John Miller, a Newport News Democrat, has introduced a seemingly innocent bill, SB1087, which passed the Senate unanimously and this week begins its House journey. The goal of the bill is to expand the VMRC from eight members to 10, and to add two watermen to the panel. There is already plenty of opportunity for…

Rockfish sting hits three in Va.

Eastern District court records under seal until recently show that area watermen fished out of season using submerged nets for striped bass. They also altered and reused fish tags and sold illegal catches on the black market. Kenneth Dent, who owns property at 2014 Cherry Hill Road, and Jerry Decatur Jr. and Jerry Decatur, both…

Commercial Fishing for Striped Bass? – Valley Courier

Let’s get right to the point! The states of Maine, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and New Jersey recognize the importance of protecting striped bass status as a game fish from both a recreational and revenue generating point of view. Legislation is currently pending in Massachusetts to accomplish the same goal. Connecticut has protected this…

Tilting toward wind off Virginia’s coast

Despite today's stormy economy, the timing probably couldn't be better for proceeding with an experimental wind farm about 12 miles off Virginia Beach's shoreline. Tilting toward wind off Virginia's coast | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

Hudson River for stripped bass fishing runs from March 16 to November 30. No license is needed to fish

  The season on the Hudson River for stripped bass fishing runs from March 16 to November 30. No license is needed to fish on the river, but one is needed to fish on any of the tributaries leading into the Hudson. So, it to be careful if you do not have a license and…

Va. Beach man’s birthday bash was reel deal

Guides there set a lodge record last week, catching and releasing 95 marlin in a six-day period - breaking the previous mark of 76. Most were black marlin and several ranged in the 500- to 700-pound class.   Mates of the boat help Bryan Teabout, right, with a marlin he caught during a trip to…

Plan would pay watermen to give up crabbing

Virginia would spend $3 million in federal aid to buy back licenses from hundreds of watermen who agree to stop catching crabs from the Chesapeake Bay, according to a conservation plan proposed this week. Plan would pay watermen to give up crabbing | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

Record fish caught in Coinjock

Virginia Beach’s Kelly Williams angler landed a 25-pound longnose gar, measuring 53 1/2 inches in length and 18 1/2 inches in girth, from the Intracoastal Waterway near Coinjock on Jan. 30 while fishing with his neighbor Glenn Cooper. Record fish caught in Coinjock - Sports | DailyAdvance.com

VIRGINIA FISHING REPORT

Dr. Julie Ball reports striped bass are scattered from north of the Eastern Shore, down to Corolla, with some venturing as far as Duck, N.C. When targeting fish in Carolina waters, be aware that a North Carolina fishing license is required. Since fish are often pushed out of range past the 3-mile demarcation line, finding…

DELMARVA Fishing Report

Anglers also are enjoying catch-and-release fishing for school-sized stripers around the pilings of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. The tactic of choice for bridge fishermen is live lining eels on circle hooks, using a big fishing bobber Fishing Report | delawareonline | The News Journal

Subway cars in Atlantic City reef see ‘unusual’ damage

New York City subway cars placed on the state's artificial fishing reef off this resort in April already are showing "unusual damage," a state spokeswoman says, and the program has been suspended. Subway cars in Atlantic City reef see 'unusual' damage

Va. angler picked to head program for hurt troops

  Cory Routh, 35, is the new head of the Mid-Atlantic Heroes on the Water program, which helps rehabilitate wounded military troops. (Martin Smith-Rodden | The Virginian-Pilot file photo) Va. angler picked to head program for hurt troops | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

Bay & Environment: More woes for watermen?

As if Maryland's watermen need more tsuris, now comes news that the feds have busted a big rockfish poaching ring that could curtail or even end their ability to make a living harvesting the state fish. Bay & Environment: More woes for watermen? - Bay & Environment is The Sun’s blog devoted to news about…

Concerning commercial fishing, Virginia Senate doesn’t get it

On the subject of commercial vs. recreational fishing, it is painfully obvious that Virginia state legislators don’t get it. Concerning commercial fishing, Virginia Senate doesn't get it - Inside Outside - Washington Times - Politics, Breaking News, US and World News

Fishing infractions to be addressed after sting operation –

Fisheries regulators who oversee Maryland's annual striped bass quota should delay any punishment until the conclusion of a state and federal undercover sting operation that broke up a major commercial black market, state natural resources officials said. Fishing infractions to be addressed after sting operation -- baltimoresun.com

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