Daily Press archives: How do you save the oyster industry?

  A Maryland commission on saving the Chesapeake Bay‘s beleaguered oyster population has concluded that trying to restore both the oyster and the traditional, watermen-driven oyster industry can’t be done. Daily Press archives: How do you save the oyster industry? – dailypress.com

February Hot Catches

  On Sept. 17, Richard C. Keatley, of Norfolk, Va., USA, landed a striped bass (Morone saxatilis) weighing in at 23.27kg (51 lb 5 oz). He used a clouser minnow fly tied to 10 kg (20 lb), tippet while fishing Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. The current IGFA men’s tippet record is 43 lb 12Continue reading “February Hot Catches”

Striped Bass Fishing Report

  On days when winds and seas have been calm enough for local anglers to anchor up over the wrecks and reefs off of Delmarva, catch reports have indicated good fishing for some nice tautog. Sue Foster at Oyster Bay Tackle reported tog up to 17 pounds being caught by anglers fishing aboard the MorningContinue reading “Striped Bass Fishing Report”

Local Fishermen Rally on Capitol Hill

Fishermen from Maryland and Virginia were among the thousands who rallied on Capitol Hill to protest rules they say are threatening their livelihood. Virginia Eastern Shore fisherman Darryl Lilliston says Congress must ease fishing restrictions or folks like him will go out of business. "We are going to be gone," he says. "We are alreadyContinue reading “Local Fishermen Rally on Capitol Hill”

Fishermen protest law that closes many areas to fishing

  Fishermen, anglers, charter and party boat captains and marine business owners from coast to coast gathered here to demand changes in fisheries law that they say is putting them out of work. This year and next, endangered coastal fishing grounds in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans are to be closed to allow depleted fishContinue reading “Fishermen protest law that closes many areas to fishing”

Worries again surface over striped bass

  The aircraft flew beyond the three-mile limit from shore where striped bass fishing is allowed and spotted a flotilla of fishing boats. When the skippers noticed the helicopter overhead, the reaction was swift and immediate. "It looked like the boat races back to the three-mile limit," said Col. Rick Lauderman, chief of the VirginiaContinue reading “Worries again surface over striped bass”

Saltwater fishermen gathering to catch Congress’ attention

Thousands of saltwater fishermen, some from as far away as Florida, Texas and the Pacific Coast, plan to rally outside the U.S. Capitol this week seeking reforms to federal policies they view as increasingly hostile to recreational fishing. They plan to march Thursday under a banner of "United We Fish" as the anglers are joinedContinue reading “Saltwater fishermen gathering to catch Congress’ attention”

Virginia Fishing bill gains traction

The General Assembly has unanimously passed legislation by Delegate Lynwood Lewis, D-Accomac, and Sen. Ralph Northam, D-Norfolk, to prevent nonresidents from getting a commercial fishing license from Virginia if their home state doesn’t reciprocate for Virginians. Fishing bill gains traction | delmarvanow.com | The Daily Times

North Carolina Regulators reject ban on gill nets

  State fisheries regulators rejected a proposed ban on large mesh gill nets used for flounder fishing, but adopted other restrictions Thursday to reduce the incidental capture of sea turtles in fishing nets.Now the state and fishermen are holding their collective breath, waiting to hear if the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will decide theContinue reading “North Carolina Regulators reject ban on gill nets”

Garmin Reports Fourth Quarter Year-Over-Year Growth in Revenues and Margins and Record EPS – MarketWatch

  CAYMAN ISLANDS, Feb 24, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Garmin Ltd. /quotes/comstock/15*!grmn/quotes/nls/grmn (GRMN 32.25, -0.20, -0.62%) today announced strong fourth quarter results including revenue and earnings per share growth for the period ended December 26, 2009. Fourth Quarter 2009 Financial highlights: — Total revenue of $1.059 billion, up 1% from $1.048 billion in fourth quarterContinue reading “Garmin Reports Fourth Quarter Year-Over-Year Growth in Revenues and Margins and Record EPS – MarketWatch”

Lawmakers: Put hold on NOAA –

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. John Kerry and three Massachusetts fishing coast congressmen yesterday urged a halt to all fishing industry prosecutions while an Inspector General’s investigation continues into alleged misconduct by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration enforcement agents and prosecutors. Kerry, along with Reps. Barney Frank, John Tierney and William Delahunt, wrote toContinue reading “Lawmakers: Put hold on NOAA –”

AFP: Japan opposes trade ban on bluefin tuna

  Japan opposes plans to list the Atlantic bluefin tuna, which is highly prized in sushi and sashimi, as a most-endangered species and to ban its international trade, an official said on Monday. The UN-backed wildlife trade agency supports a call to stop cross-border trade in the fish when 175 member nations to the ConventionContinue reading “AFP: Japan opposes trade ban on bluefin tuna”

Rockfish proposal backs more commercial fishing • Sports

  Members of the federal fisheries board who voted to consider increasing the coastal commercial striped bass harvest had to know they’d just thrown a brick at a hornet’s nest. At its winter meeting the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Striped Bass Management Board approved an addendum that could give commercial fishers a larger quota,Continue reading “Rockfish proposal backs more commercial fishing • Sports”

Va. Plant Tries To Ditch Fish, Fertilizer Smell

Virginia has never been known to beat up companies that violate environmental laws, but in the case of Omega Protein Corp., in 2007, the state had just about seen enough. Inspectors had determined that Omega Protein again was allowing toxic ammonia to escape its menhaden-processing plant, the largest of its kind on the East Coast,Continue reading “Va. Plant Tries To Ditch Fish, Fertilizer Smell”

Video and photos: Seal hangs out on dock at Rudee Inlet

  A harbor seal was hanging out Saturday near some watercraft on a dock at BIG SAM’S Rudee Inlet. object width=’344′ height=’275′ id=’player_embed’>http://media.hamptonroads.com/media/embed/hrtv/player.swf?aPlay=false&player=embed&w=425&h=320&vID=10487581 Volunteers from the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team were observing the seal to make sure no people – or dogs – got close. The seal had what are believed to be biteContinue reading “Video and photos: Seal hangs out on dock at Rudee Inlet”

MAN sees bleak year after 2009 net losses

German industrial group MAN SE (MANG.DE) warned it was unlikely to generate growth in sales or earnings this year as a deterioration in revenue from ship engines would wipe out improvements at its truck business. MAN slashed its dividend after swinging to a wider than expected 2009 net loss on Monday, hit by a halvingContinue reading “MAN sees bleak year after 2009 net losses”

Talking about Fishermen caught with nearly 3,000 pounds of illegal bass

  Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration personnel combined efforts Tuesday to stop illegal striped bass fishing off Oregon Inlet and found one vessel with illegally caught fish that had more than 2,900 pounds of fish aboard. The economic pressures being felt nationwide and the meteorological conditions driving the striped bass population farther off shore into warmer watersContinue reading “Talking about Fishermen caught with nearly 3,000 pounds of illegal bass”

‘Deadliest Catch’ Captain Harris dies

  A crab boat captain who dodged danger for decades in the Bering Sea succumbed to a more common American ailment. Phil Harris, 53, made famous on a Discovery Channel reality show, the "Deadliest Catch," died Tuesday. Harris suffered a stroke last month at a remote Alaska port and was flown to Anchorage for treatment.Continue reading “‘Deadliest Catch’ Captain Harris dies”

House passes menhaden cap

  Del. Albert Pollard, D-Lancaster, gestures during debate on his bill putting a cap on menhaden fishing during the House session yesterday at the Capitol in Richmond. Steve Helber/ASSOCIATED PRESS The House of Delegates yesterday passed a bill to extend the cap on menhaden fishing–and keep control of the fish in legislative hands–despite some heatedContinue reading “House passes menhaden cap”

Drop in striper stocks puts recreational, commercial fishermen at odds

  The wily striped bass – admired by New England fishermen for centuries – nearly disappeared from East Coast waters in the early 1980s. A series of fishing moratoriums restored the stocks, and today a Cape Cod scene is not complete without surfcasters trying their hand against the powerful fish. But the number of youngContinue reading “Drop in striper stocks puts recreational, commercial fishermen at odds”

Virginia Cobia on ESPN2 Valentine’s Day

  The second of two ESPN Virginia fishing shows recorded this past summer will air this coming weekend. It will be shown Sunday, Valentine’s Day, at 7:30 AM on ESPN2. The show is George Poveromo’s World of Saltwater Fishing. This episode is about catching cobia. During filming, many cobia were caught while sight-casting, running buoys,Continue reading “Virginia Cobia on ESPN2 Valentine’s Day”

Mid Atlantic Boat Show Indoor Fishing Tournament

The Catchin for Kids group is hosting the first ever indoor salt water fishing tournament at this years Mid Atlantic Boat Show. The Tournament is sponsored by TARGETED PROMITIONS and the Mid Atlantic boat show. Entry fee will be five dollars for each attempt and an angler may enter as many times as they like.Continue reading “Mid Atlantic Boat Show Indoor Fishing Tournament”

Virginia regulators use fishing license fees to pay for marine police

Until recently, the Virginia Marine Resource Commission directed most of that money toward projects that anglers favor: fishing piers, boat ramps, fishing tournaments, and youth fishing clinics.No more.Grappling with million dollar budget cuts from Richmond, the commission plans to use most of the money to pay for its dwindling pool of police officers. Virginia regulatorsContinue reading “Virginia regulators use fishing license fees to pay for marine police”

Obama takes heat for boat-buying comment

During a speech Tuesday in New Hampshire, President Barack Obama made some comments about fiscal responsibility that have riled some in the boating industry and Las Vegas. See Related Articles NMMA calls on Obama to clarify remarks about buying boats Obama to urge bankers to lend more Obama proposes raising SBA loan limits Obama seeksContinue reading “Obama takes heat for boat-buying comment”

With a new owner, Fountain exits Chapter 11

  Fountain Powerboat Industries has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, company founder Reggie Fountain told Soundings Trade Only this morning. See Related Articles Ruling could keep Reggie Fountain a CEO Reggie Fountain: buoyant in bankruptcy Fountain reorganization plan meets opposition FB Investments unhappy with Fountain disclosure statement Judge upholds Fountain’s exclusivity period The privately-heldContinue reading “With a new owner, Fountain exits Chapter 11”


  A yacht business in the Northern Neck is badly damaged by fire that resulted from what witnesses are calling an explosion.Nick Chiles of Reedville sent pictures of the fire to CBS 6.It happened at Tiffany’s Yachts in Burgess in Northumberland County Tuesday afternoon.   YACHT BUSINESS FIRE: NORTHUMBERLAND YACHT FIRE – wtvr