Family takes action to help rebuild Lynnhaven Fishing Pier in Virginia Beach

  The November Nor'easter in 2009 showed no mercy for the man-made Lynnhaven Fishing Pier."My father and four partners built it in 1956," said Barbara Duff, owner of the Lynnhaven Fishing Pier.Barbara and Hoyt Duff are determined to rebuild what nature took away. The storm damage to the pier is extensive and huge portions were…

Most Fountain creditors approve reorganization; voting continues

  The majority of unsecured creditors in Fountain Powerboat Industries' bankruptcy case approves of the company's reorganization plan, according to documents filed this week in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of North Carolina. Most Fountain creditors approve reorganization; voting continues

Oceano to represent Yellowfin

Spanish offshore sport fishing specialist Oceano Yachts has reached an agreement with US boatbuilder Yellowfin to represent the brand in both the Spanish and Portuguese markets. Yellowfin builds central console, outboard-powered boats for offshore day fishing between 29ft-42ft. Oceano will for the time focus on the 34, 36 and 42-footers. Oceano to represent Yellowfin

Talking about More than technology needed to help keep poachers at bay

  Poaching -- a long-overlooked criminal activity given a pass by the legislative, judicial and executive branches of government -- is finally getting the attention it deserves.Judges and prosecutors are taking cases seriously. The General Assembly is enacting tougher penalties so that bandits convicted of stealing fish, crabs and oysters cannot continue to consider fines…

Contender Cup Postponed until 30 jan 2010

  Contender Cup Postponed until 30 jan 2010 Based on the weather forecast, we have had to postponed this weekend’s tournament.The Contender Cup has been postponed until January 30, 2010. The Captain Meeting will be at Kokoamos at 7 pm on Friday January 29. We have some great raffle prizes, but a representative of the…

Talking about Mass. Weighs Commercial Striped Bass Fishing Ban – ABC News

  The feisty and enormously popular striped bass would be off limits to all commercial fishermen in Massachusetts under a proposal being considered by state lawmakers. The bill would ban the commercial catch of striped bass in state waters and limit recreational fishermen to taking home one striped bass per day — down from two…

Army Corps, Virginia Beach Partners Recognized for Environmental Efforts and Oyster Restoration

  The Army Corps of Engineers Lynnhaven Oyster Restoration Project Team received the 2009 Coastal American Partnership Award Jan. 14 for their efforts to restore a 60-acre network of oyster reefs in the Lynnhaven River.These are permanent sanctuaries - free from fishing - creating the second largest such network in the world. This network functions…