Ethanol Industry’s 15% Solution Raises Concerns –

  The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to make an important and far-reaching decision this year that will affect more than 500 million gasoline engines powering everything from large pickups to family cars to lawn mowers: whether to grant the ethanol industry’s request to raise the maximum amount of ethanol that can be added to…

Crabs, turtles found in Chesapeake ‘ghost pots’ —

According to the data, the program's first year: --recovered more than 8,600 crab pots and 61 abandoned nets. --discovered nearly 5,000 animals, including: more than 3,000 crabs, 19 turtle species, eels, a lobster, a diving duck and a muskrat--some alive, some dead. --involved fifty-eight watermen who covered 1,524 square miles of the bay and its…

Greenhorn nets first fish – and a trophy

  Richard Carney, 31, of Portsmouth caught this 24-inch pickerel, his first catch, which is a state Inland Fisheries citation qualifier. (Courtesy of Mike Jones) Greenhorn nets first fish - and a trophy | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

Some game fish could soon be off limits to commercial fishermen | fish, fisheries, fishermen

A coastal recreational fishing group is pushing North Carolina legislators to enact a bill that would designate red drum and spotted sea trout, or speckled trout, as coastal game fish and make them off-limits to commercial fishermen Some game fish could soon be off limits to commerical fishermen | fish, fisheries, fishermen - Local -…

Ex-Owner of Seafood Shop, Son Get 3 Years’ Probation for Buying Illegal Rockfish

A federal judge sentenced the former owner of a Georgetown seafood restaurant and his son yesterday to three years' probation for purchasing thousands of pounds of illegal rockfish. Ex-Owner of Seafood Shop, Son Get 3 Years' Probation for Buying Illegal Rockfish - washingtonpost.com

Fishing report | Richmond Times-Dispatch

Red drum are providing decent action among the breakers and sloughs near Smith and Fisherman's Island, especially at night. The best action is among the breakers, and kayak anglers are taking advantage of this trend right now. John Fauci (Norfolk) released a 58-inch bull from his kayak in the white water off Fisherman's Island. Bill…

West Virginia Outdoors News-Midnight Sun Fishing Chesapeake Bay

  A big catch for Bradley Channels of Elkins with assistance from dad Donnie Channels "I always call the West Virginia group the 'good luck group'," said fishing guide Ryan Rogers. "It's the third year they've been with us and the third year we've caught our limit.  I always look forward to the fellowship and…