TFG: Fishing News 20230306-20230312
Fishing News 20230306-20230312: Here you can check out some international news that has something to do with fishing. Some items are very actual.
Board of Fisheries to meet
Mar 06, 2023
(source: peninsulaclarion.com by Jacob Dye)
It seems that the Alaska Board of Fisheries is meeting this weekend to discuss proposed changes to fishing regulations in the state. The four-day meeting will discuss 19 proposals, including equipment regulations, policies, registrations, emergency order authority, and the invasive species list.
Local Fish and Game Advisory Councils have been meeting throughout the year to discuss their recommendations on the proposals to the Board of Fisheries and the Board of Game, who will meet the following week.
The Kenai/Soldotna group supports proposals that simplify registration decal requirements for guide vessels in the Kenai River Special Management Area and for an update to the state’s invasive species list. The Cooper Landing council supports the decal, invasive species, and Fish and Game emergency order authority increase to limit contaminated water.
This Homer advisory council supports the specification of escape devices for collapsible groundfish pots, speargun fishing, and the ban on felt-soled footwear in freshwater personal usage.
McClung wins the Phoenix Bass Fishing League event on West Point Lake in his hometown. (Fishing News 20230306-20230312)
Mar 06, 2023
(source: thebasscast.com by Brian Carter)
On March 6, 2023, David McClung of LaGrange, Georgia, won the MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League (BFL) Presented by T-H Marine on West Point Lake. The tournament was the second event for the BFL Bulldog Division and McClung caught a five-bass limit weighing 20 pounds even to secure the win. He earned $4,729 for his victory.
Because of the lack of wind and clear water, McClung fished creek backs instead of the main lake points. He caught 15 to 20 spotted bass in the morning using a crankbait and caught his two largest basses on an Untamed Tackle Ace Jig in black and blue. He also rotated through chatter-style baits, swimbaits, and square-bill crankbaits.
McClung estimated he had 16 to 17 pounds, enough for a top-3 finish, but he did not weigh his catches. However, he did not expect to win, as West Point Lake is unpredictable. McClung knew that if he could get two kicker fish and three decent filler fish, he would have a chance at winning.
McClung expressed his joy at finally winning the tournament after a long wait, saying, “This feels good, man. It’s been a long time coming.” The tournament was hosted by Visit LaGrange.
Nayarambalam will be transformed into an integrated fishing village.
Mar 07, 2023
(source: thehindu.com by IST – KOCHI)
The Union government is sponsoring the building of integrated, modern coastal fishing communities in Nayarambalam and other panchayats. The project will cost around ₹7.5 crores, of which 60% will be provided by the Centre and the rest by the State government.
The spill threatens local tourism, inhabitants’ health, and the environment. This project will also involve the development of local fish processing and the promotion of local tourism potential.
This meeting was chaired by K.N. Unnikrishnan, MLA, and was attended by Nayarambalam panchayat president Neethu Binod, Fisheries Assistant Directors S. Jayashree and P. Aneesh.
Residents in affected villages in the Philippines report nausea and dizziness as a result of the oil spill. (Fishing News 20230306-20230312)
Mar 07, 2023
(source: bbc.com by Nicholas Yong)
I am sorry to hear about the devastating effects of the oil spill in the Philippines. The spill has not only impacted the health and livelihoods of local residents but also poses a significant threat to the environment and local tourism industry.
Oil spills damage marine habitats, pollute drinking water, and hurt wildlife. The spill also poses a risk to the health of cleanup workers who are exposed to toxic fumes and chemicals during the clean-up process.
Authorities must protect residents and workers while quickly containing and cleaning up the spill. This may include treating spill victims, preventing contamination, and helping affected communities with resources and money.
It is also important to hold those responsible for the spill accountable and to take steps to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future, such as improving safety regulations for the transportation of hazardous materials and promoting the use of cleaner and more sustainable energy sources.
Mille Lacs Lake walleye fishing: Owners delighted about the entire season
Huge PERSONAL BEST Walleye!!
Mar 08, 2023
(source: fox9.com by Corin Hoggard)
The zebra mussels, an invasive species, had a significant impact on the Mille Lacs Lake ecosystem. They disrupted the food chain, resulting in a decline in the walleye population. This decline forced the state to impose restrictions on walleye fishing to prevent overfishing and allow the population to recover.
However, after years of conservation efforts and strategic stocking of walleye in the lake, the population has shown signs of recovery. As a result, the state has lifted the previous restrictions, allowing anglers to fish for walleye all summer long.
Local businesses are pleased because walleye fishing attracts tourists and generates a lot of revenue. With the restrictions lifted, resorts and bait shops are optimistic about the potential boost to their local economy.
The state still encourages responsible fishing to sustain the walleye population after the restrictions were lifted.
It’s cool there! New study names Cornish fishing village Britain’s trendiest place to live—where does your hometown rank? (Fishing News 20230306-20230312)
Mar 08, 2023
(source: dailymail.co.uk by LIZZIE MAY and ALASTAIR LOCKHART)
That’s interesting news! Polperro is definitely a beautiful village in Cornwall, known for its picturesque harbor and quaint streets. Its vibrant arts scene and unique culture make it the UK’s coolest place to live.
Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk is also a charming coastal town with a rich history and stunning natural beauty. Marlow, Buckinghamshire, attracts foodies and shoppers, while Morecambe, Lancashire, is known for its sunsets and seafront.
Music, art, and design lovers should consider Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, an emerging creative hub.
It’s intriguing that the rankings considered Instagrammability, film and TV popularity, independent shops, and cultural events. It shows that people value a diverse range of features when looking for a cool and desirable place to live.
Overall, the survey offers some great insights into the UK’s coolest locations, and it’s worth exploring these areas to discover their unique charms and attractions.
The Oregon fishing season has been canceled due to declining salmon populations.
Mar 09, 2023
(source: courthousenews.com by ALANNA MADDEN)
In a recent announcement, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has canceled the upcoming commercial and recreational salmon fishing season along most of the Oregon coast between March 15 and May 15, 2023.
The decision was made due to an extremely low abundance of California Chinook salmon stocks and projected low spawning escapements. Commercial and recreational ocean troll salmon fisheries from Cape Falcon to the Oregon-California border are canceled.
This decision was made after consultation with the National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Fishery Management Council, and the state of California, as multiple stocks of California Chinook Salmon are at extremely low abundance and projected to potentially fall below target spawning escapements.
This move comes after nonprofits petitioned the Biden administration to consider adding Chinook salmon in Oregon and Northern California to the endangered or threatened species lists in August 2022.
Nicholasville hunting and fishing store accused of illegal raffling (Fishing News 20230306-20230312)
Mar 10, 2023
(source: wtvq.com by Hannah Woosley-Collins)
It has been reported that Whitetail Heaven Outfitters, a hunting and fishing store in Nicholasville, Kentucky, is being investigated by the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky Department of Charitable Game, and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife for allegedly taking customers’ money for raffles and not giving winners their prizes.
The owners of the store are accused of promoting illegal gambling by taking thousands of dollars from customers without paying out the prizes as promised. This violates Kentucky Gaming Law, and the investigation is ongoing.
Off of Oriental Mindoro, 5 Japanese fishermen were saved.
Mar 12, 2023
(source: newsinfo.inquirer.net by Dexter Cabalza)
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) rescued five Japanese fishermen who were on board the MV Catriona when it tilted 40 degrees in the waters off Barangay Navotas in Calapan City on Saturday.
The PCG deployed BRP Habagat to rescue the crew members, who were all in good physical condition upon arrival at the Calapan port.
The crew members reported that they were en route to Davao from Japan when the accident occurred.
San Diego panga fishing boats crash and sink, killing eight.
Mar 12, 2023
(source: euroweeklynews.com by Chris King )
I am deeply saddened to hear about the tragic incident that occurred on March 11 near Black’s Beach in San Diego County, California. It is reported that at least eight people lost their lives after two panga fishing boats crashed and capsized, and what started as a rescue operation turned into a recovery mission.
According to fire department officials, a 911 emergency alert was received at around 11:30 pm by the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department from a female who informed the operator that she was one of the 15 occupants of a panga boat that had landed safely near Black’s Beach. Another boat carrying eight passengers had capsized at sea.
Lifeguards and emergency crews were deployed to the location using GPS coordinates from the woman’s phone. When they arrived, they discovered two capsized boats and bodies floating in the water. Seven bodies were initially recovered from the sea, and an eighth body was later found during the search conducted by CBP Air and Marine Operations officers.
Initial suspicions are that the boats were possibly transporting illegal migrants from Mexico. My heart goes out to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives in this tragedy, and I hope that the authorities will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the incident and prevent such accidents from happening in the future.