Windmill Point Marina Has New Owner

Vinings Marine Group, through its affiliate R L Prop 2011-1 Investments, announced the acquisition of the Windmill Point Marina in Whitestone, Va.     The facility, at the mouth of the Rappahannock River on the Chesapeake Bay, is the seventh marina acquisition for VMG’s affiliates on the bay and its 14th marina purchase in seven…

NOAA using new method to estimate saltwater recreational fishing

NOAA has begun to use an improved method to estimate the amount of fish caught by saltwater anglers, which will allow rules that fishermen follow to be based on more accurate information, the agency announced this week.   See Related Articles NOAA unveils saltwater fishing agenda NOAA details 2011 hurricane season NOAA seeks comments on…

3 years after US accident, Regulator Boat washes up in Spain

  As he swam toward the coast of Nantucket, Mass. in August 2008, Scott Douglas, 58, watched his yellow fishing boat disappear, carried away by the swelling surf. He thought it would be the last time he'd ever see the Queen Bee. But yesterday, more than three years after Douglas and his brother-in-law were tossed…

Manassas angler reels in huge rockfish, state record

During a winter that has witnessed huge inshore bluefin tuna catches and some of the best striped bass fishing in several years, nobody was surprised Friday when word spread that a potential state-record rockfish had been caught. Fishing off Cape Henry with Capt. Tim Cannon on the Bada Bing, Prince William County angler Cary Wolfe…

New limits for Hatteras beach driving in February

Off-road vehicles will be allowed year-round on 28 miles of the seashore and on 13 additional miles between mid-September and mid-March. The remaining 26 miles will be off limits to vehicles. Permit fees haven't been announced yet, but a year-round driving permit will likely cost between $90 and $150. A seven-day permit is expected to…