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Game-fish bill on track to move from North Carolina House to Senate

HB 353 would prohibit commercial fishing for redfish, speckled sea trout and striped bass.
Posted on May 20, 2011

The home stretch is in sight for the fate of House Bill 353, the piece of legislation that would declare red drum, spotted seatrout and striped bass as game fish in North Carolina. coastal waters. The bill must be approved by the House and moved to the Senate by June 9 to continue through the legislative process.

Tuna industry denies using dolphins as bait

Posted on May 19, 2011

Indonesia’s tuna exporters could face inconveniences as a result of two green groups’ recent footage claiming that the industry longline vessels use dolphin meat as bait, local authorities said.

Divide up the catch? A bill says no more

Posted on May 18, 2011

GLOUCESTER -- One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish," wrote Dr. Seuss.

Wouldn't he be amused with the wordplay of fish politics in North Carolina? "Red drum, striped bass, spotted trout, out!"

EU fishing head wants crackdown on Libya tuna trade

Posted on May 18, 2011

BRUSSELS May 18 (Reuters) - Europe's fisheries chief called on Wednesday for close monitoring of the trade in bluefin tuna caught in Libyan waters, fearing illegal catches could push the endangered fish closer to extinction amid the chaos of war.

Officials backing fishermen; Lawmakers fighting overfishing legislation

Posted on May 17, 2011

Local and state lawmakers are trying to spur their federal counterparts to action on fishing regulation changes.

Resolutions in support of the passage of the Flexibility in Rebuilding American Fisheries Act, which is in committee in the U.S. House and Senate, have made their way to local government agendas and have garnered the support of almost 20 South Carolina House members.

Boaters’ Help Sought

FIND also looking for lost manatee signs.
Posted on May 16, 2011

Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne pushed around everything that wasn’t securely anchored, including the bottom of the Intracoastal Waterway. 

Time to Shed a Little Light

Posted on May 12, 2011

Fishermen are notorious for having a little trouble with the truth. Whether it’s adding a few pounds to the fish you caught last week or misdirecting a buddy away from your favorite spot or calling in sick on a beautiful day with a green tide, anglers can bend the truth when they need to.

Labelling fish endangered will hurt fishermen: Union

Posted on May 11, 2011

Fishermen in P.E.I. are worried they'll see big cuts to their paycheques if the federal government decides to make Atlantic bluefin tuna an endangered species.

Feds eye dropping all dockside fishing boat monitoring

Posted on May 11, 2011

The National Marine Fisheries Service announced today it was considering ending all dockside monitoring and using the money to help offset the operating costs for sectors, the fishing cooperatives into which nearly all New England groundfishing boats have organized under the catch share management system.

Atlantic bluefin tuna endangered: Report

Posted on May 10, 2011

A staple of Atlantic Canada’s commercial fishery could soon be off limits.

The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, a group of environmental experts that advises the government on species classification, has recommended the Atlantic bluefin tuna be listed as an endangered species.