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Pushaw Lake is quickly becoming a popular destination for northern pike fishing.
Feb 13, 2023
(source: bangordailynews.com by Pete Warner)
For years, fisherman have caught perch, pickerel, and smallmouth bass on Pushaw Lake, between Glenburn, Orono, Old Town, and Hudson.
But things are different now. Northern pike fishing has gained a reputation as a popular activity in Pushaw. The carnivorous non-native fish, which were found there for the first time in 2003, had been illegally put into the lake prior to that time. They have the potential to reach quite a huge size.
Now, an increasing number of fishermen are going to Pushaw for the sole purpose of fishing for pike, which is abundant in the lake and the rivers that feed into it.
“At this time, the average size of the pike that is being produced in Pushaw ranges from 30 to over 40 inches. “Some of the larger pikes have weighed 16 to 20 pounds,” said Rob Jenkins of Hudson, who has been fishing there his entire life and who lives 200 yards from the lake. Jenkins has spent his entire life fishing there.
Jenkins regards the expansion of the pike population as a welcome and beneficial change.
Over the past ten years, he noted, Pushaw has developed into a lake that is highly sought after for pike fishing.
The fishing for northern pike at Pushaw Lake is getting increasingly popular.
The crew makes a lucky escape after their fishing boat sinks off the coast of Majuro. (Fishing News 20230213-20230219)
Feb 13, 2023
(source: rnz.co.nz by Giff Johnson)
When a purse seine vessel capsized off the coast of the Marshall Islands, the crew of twenty-two fishermen and a fisheries observer were able to swim to safety with only the clothing on their backs.
According to the American captain of the fishing vessel Yap Seagull, Jim Santos, the vessel began taking on water as it got closer to the capital city of Majuro in the early morning hours of Friday. Yap Seagull is almost 60 meters long.
After more than a week of being battered by waves on the high seas while traveling into Majuro, where the crew intended to transfer their catch in preparation for shipment to an offshore tuna cannery, the crew noticed that the hull had been broken.
“I woke up to see everyone rushing around yelling about a leak in the hull,” said fisherman Michael Lemari, 22, who was one of three Marshallese fishermen in the multi-national crew aboard the vessel that was flagged in the Federated States of Micronesia. “I woke up to see everyone rushing around yelling about a leak in the hull,” said fisherman Michael Lemari, 22, who was one of three Marshallese fishermen in
According to Lemari, who spoke with the Marshall Islands Journal, by the time he came out onto the deck, the tuna-laden vessel had already begun listing in the rough seas.
“The guys were trying to pump the water out of the hold,” he said, adding that he and several other crew members were told by the captain to ready the lifeboats. “The guys were trying to pump the water out of the hold,” he said. “The guys were trying to pump the water out of the hold.”
Off the coast of Majuro, a fishing boat capsizes, but the crew manages to swim to safety.
Concerns raised about the proposed offshore wind farm in South East SA’s fishing industry.
Feb 14, 2023
(source: abc.net.au by Elsie Adamo and Sam Bradbrook)
Residents in a small coastal town in South Australia are concerned that a proposed offshore wind farm will harm the local fishing industry.
Port Macdonnell, the state’s southernmost town on the Limestone Coast, has a population of about 800 people.
The Southern Ocean off its coast has some of the most productive southern rock lobster waters in the country.
Blue Float Energy proposes to build a 77-turbine wind farm 8–20 kilometers offshore to generate 1.1 gigatonnes of renewable electricity.
The proposed wind farm, dubbed Southern Winds, is expected to take up to eight years to plan, with a three-year construction period if all licensing approvals are granted.
NIMASA bemoans the scarcity of trawlers and seeks investment in the fishing industry. (Fishing News 20230213-20230219)
Feb 15, 2023
(source: guardian.ng by Adaku Onyenucheya)
Dr. Bashir Jamoh, Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has stated that the country’s fishing sector is in desperate need of revival, as only a quarter of the trawlers that operated in the country’s waters for two decades ago are still available.
Jamoh made the remarks while delivering a paper titled “Nigeria’s Unfolding Blue Economy: Creating Wealth From Our Waters” at the Academy for Maximum Achievement’s Think Tank Lunch Hour Lecture Series in Lagos.
According to the NIMASA executive director, three-quarters of the trawlers in Nigerian waters 20 years ago are no longer available, reducing investment and job opportunities in the sector.
While speaking about the investment and job opportunities that can be derived from the country’s natural marine endowments, Jamoh called for greater private sector participation in the blue economy initiative in order to reap greater benefits from the maritime industry.
Three fishermen died in Vermont after falling through the ice.
Feb 15, 2023
(source: smithsonianmag.com by Margaret Osborne)
Three Vermont fishermen have died from slipping through thin Lake Champlain ice in a week. Due to high temperatures, authorities postponed two of the lake’s annual ice fishing derbies this month after these deaths.
“To my recollection, we haven’t seen it this warm and the ice this unpredictable,” says Valerie Hunter, deli manager at Keeler’s Bay Variety Store in South Hero, Vermont, to Sid Bewlay of NBC5. “It’s untrustworthy.”
Grand Isle’s 62-year-old fisherman Wayne Alexander left home at noon on February 9 to ice fish on the lake. According to a police report, a relative searched for him at about 6 p.m. After spotting his truck, the relative alerted emergency services, who located him in the water around 9:30 p.m. Alexander died of hypothermia at Burlington Hospital.
Two days later, two brothers driving an enclosed off-road vehicle on the lake fell through the ice, according to authorities. John Fleury, 71, was dragged from the river and hospitalized, where he died. Wayne Fleury, 88, died after a diver rescued him from the truck.
Recfishwest deploys FADs off the coast of Metro Vancouver. (Fishing News 20230213-20230219)
Feb 16, 2023
(source: fishingworld.com.au by Fishing World)
This summer and fall, RECFISHWEST has announced the highly anticipated deployment of eight Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) off the Perth metro coast, ready to fish, giving boat medium to large boat fishermen new sportfishing options.
Floating artificial reefs (FADs) are giant floats that are tethered to the seafloor in open water, attracting schools of baitfish, which in turn attract big aggregations of pelagic species, offering significant sustainable fishing possibilities for boat fishers for rapidly reproducing pelagic species.
Six new FADs have been placed at ocean depths of 130 m to 150 m around 30 nm off the metro coast, between Rottnest and Two Rocks. In addition, the Compleat Angler Rockingham FAD and the Mangles Bay Fishing Club FAD have also been deployed and are operational.
Executive Director of Recfishwest Dr. Andrew Rowland said, “We’re particularly glad we’ve been able to deploy FADs in the metro in time for late summer and autumn – we know from the abundance of good feedback we have got how popular these devices are with metro-based fishers.
In Yorkshire and the North East, illegal anglers catch nothing but fines.
Feb 16, 2023
(source: gov.uk by Environment Agency)
Following a day of sentencing at Hull and Holderness Magistrates Court on January 25, 2023, fishing offenders from Yorkshire, the North East, and Lincolnshire caught nothing but fines.
On separate occasions last year, nine men from Hull, Bridlington, Barnsley, Goole, Spalding, and Durham were found guilty of illegal fishing.
On September 7, 2022, Maciej Bartczak of Tickton Grove, Hull, was found guilty of fishing without a license at Beverley Canal, Beverley. He was sentenced to a total penalty of £297. The penalty consists of a £116 fine, £135 in costs, and a £46 victim surcharge.
Adam Coombes, of Tennyson Avenue, Bridlington, also pleaded guilty to fishing without a license on August 18, 2022, at Beverley Canal, Beverley. He was sentenced to a total penalty of £275. The penalty consists of a £100 fine, £135 in costs, and a £40 victim surcharge.
Proposals to restrict salmon fishing are under fire. (Fishing News 20230213-20230219)
Feb 16, 2023
(source: homernews.com by Cristy Fry)
There’s going to be quite a ruckus at next week’s meeting of the Alaska Board of Fisheries.
The collapse of the Northern Yukon-Kuskokwim salmon fisheries is discussed in the context of the Alaska Peninsula salmon fishery, Area M, and Chignik.
Area M is disputing the idea, arguing that they already take voluntary actions to allow more chum and chinook salmon to pass. while some AYK fishermen favor suggestions that would limit salmon fishing on the south side of the Peninsula to potentially allow more salmon to their zone.
Several of the recommendations advocate for rolling back to the 2001-2003 plan by restoring expanded fishing if the sockeye to chum ratio is less than 2-1 and lowering the number of days when increased fishing is an option in the South Unimak and Shumagin Islands areas.
In the late 1990s, “chum chucking”—throwing chums overboard to lower the chum-to-catch ratio—occurred. While the Alaska Department of Fish and Game mandates that every salmon captured be maintained, this is difficult to do in practice.
The Cortez Fishing Village: a forgotten Florida town
Feb 18, 2023
(source: abcactionnews.com by Michael Paluska)
Florida’s MANATEE COUNTY — This weekend, visitors from near and far will be able to stop by Cortez and take part in the town’s centuries-old customs.
Fresh fish from the boats smells, looks, and tastes amazing to anyone who has been to Cortez. Nonetheless, locations like Cortez are being lost, and the struggle to preserve them continues indefinitely.
Whether it’s a hurricane or a real estate deal, Cortez is on the brink of irrevocable change. As such, the town of Cortez hosts an annual commercial fishing festival to mark the passage of yet another year.
Angela Collins told ABC Action News’ Michael Paluska, “The hurricane threat to a lot of these coastal working waterfronts is real, and we need to be mindful that these are really precious areas that need to be saved; safeguarded.”
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