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Fishing News 20230417-20230423

Fishing News 20230417-20230423
Fishing News 20230417-20230423

Fishing News 20230417-20230423: Here you can check out some international news that has something to do with fishing. Some items are very actual.

The salmon run along Western Australia’s south coast attracts sharks searching for food — and shark fishermen eager for a challenge.

Apr 17, 2023

( by ABC Great Southern / By Olivia Di Iorio)

Salmon Fishing in Western Australia. 2022 Run in Bremer Bay + Albany


The south coast of Western Australia is famous for the autumn salmon run, which attracts thousands of salmon chasers every year. However, it is also a popular destination for recreational shark fishery. William Wise is one such fisherman. He has been exposed to ocean sports all his life and has been fishing seriously for five years now. William’s parents have always been interested in fishing, diving, surfing, and everything related to the ocean, so it was natural for him to take an interest in it too.

William is not interested in catching salmon from the large schools currently swimming along the south coast. For a fisher like him, the salmon season is also known as the “shark season”. This is because the sharks are naturally drawn in close to the beaches to feed. In areas around Albany where salmon are found, sharks will come in after them as they are naturally drawn closer to the shore.

The first time William saw sharks up close was on Cheynes Beach, which is about an hour east of Albany. He was there on a salmon hunt when he witnessed the event. He was flabbergasted and amazed when he saw three major bronze whaler sharks come in and scope out the school. William eventually caught his first shark a few years later.

The Fisheries Minister has criticized EU measures to limit seabed fishing. (Fishing News 20230417-20230423)

Apr 17, 2023

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The European Commission’s plans to impose stricter restrictions on seabed fishing have been criticized by the Dutch government. The proposed ban on fishing in designated conservation areas known as Natura 2000 zones, which cover about 30% of the North Sea, is intended to protect the marine environment from dragnet fishing, promote biodiversity, and reduce the use of fossil fuels in the sector. However, the Dutch Fisheries Minister, Piet Adema, has criticized the lack of nuance in the plan and the failure to consider the socio-economic impact on fishing communities.

In a letter to parliament, Adema expressed the cabinet’s strong opposition to the Commission’s proposal to outlaw all fishing that disturbs the seabed in Natura 2000 zones by 2030. He argued that the plan failed to provide a thorough and perceptive analysis of the situation. The Dutch government intends to seek support from other fishing nations, including France, Belgium, and Spain, who have also criticized the Commission’s plans.

The fishing industry in the Netherlands is being choked by regulations, according to a letter signed by 400 fishermen and related businesses and delivered to King Willem-Alexander at Noordeinde palace last month. The fishermen object to the requirement for all vessels to be fitted with a catalytic converter by October 1. They claim that around half of the businesses cannot afford the machines, which cost around €100,000 each.

Kees Taal, a fisheries economist at Wageningen University, has warned that a ban on fishing in Natura 2000 zones would threaten the shrimp sector. Shrimp live in shallow water near the coast, and in the Netherlands, almost all of it is in Natura 2000 zones. Therefore, the fishermen cannot fish elsewhere because the shrimp do not live there.


Apr 19, 2023

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The 17th Annual Firefighters Fishing Tournament and Firehouse Chili Cook-Off will be held at Harvey E. Oyer Jr. Park in Boynton Beach on Saturday, April 22, from 12 pm to 6 pm. The event includes a morning fishing tournament where men, women, and junior anglers will compete for over $10,000 in cash and prizes. The weigh-in of angler catches, music, firemen chili cook-off and tasting, freshly made BBQ, axe throwing, fire hose spraying, vendors, and more will be the attractions of the free, family-friendly event that follows the tournament.

Ten teams from neighboring fire departments, including Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, Boca Raton Fire Rescue, and Greenacres Fire Rescue, will compete in the Firehouse Chili Cook-Off against the Boynton Beach Fire Rescue Department, with the winner receiving the title of Best Chili.

The event proceeds will benefit both the Boynton Beach Firefighters Benevolent Association and the family of former Boynton Beach Police Sergeant Dennis Castro, who passed away unexpectedly in December 2022.

The cities of Texarkana and the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce host the National Professional Fishing League.

Apr 18, 2023

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The National Professional Fishing League (NPFL) tournament will be hosted by the Cities of Texarkana, Texas, Texarkana, Arkansas, and the Texarkana USA Regional Chamber of Commerce from April 20-22, 2023. The 76 anglers will arrive in Texarkana on April 16 for three practice days and a media day on Wednesday, with the tournament taking place at Wright Patman Lake on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Weigh-ins will be held each afternoon of the tournament at Spring Lake Park near the Rotary Splash Pad, starting at 3:30 PM.

Texarkana is the second stop on the NPFL 2023 tour, which is a bass fishing competition featuring 76 of the country’s top anglers. The tournament winner will receive $100,000, twice the amount awarded the last time the tournament was held in 2021. Each competition day and weigh-in is live-streamed nationally on the NPFL Facebook page and website.

According to Barbara Walker, director of sales for the Hilton Garden Inn, events like the NPFL tournament help promote tourism in Texarkana as money is spent in gas stations, hotels, restaurants, and retail stores. Many anglers have already arrived in Texarkana ahead of the tournament to practice and explore the community.

Antarctica is stunning, but fishing and plastic pollution are destroying it.

Apr 20, 2023

(source: by Rob Waugh)

Marine biologist Emily Cunningham has warned that Antarctica is rapidly being transformed by plastic pollution, climate change, and krill fishing. The continent, which was once pristine, is now being changed by the demand for products such as Omega-3 supplements, farmed salmon, and nylon clothes. Cunningham, who recently spent a season in Antarctica on a scientific vessel, stated that as her trip unfolded, she became more aware of the environmental challenges facing the continent.

Cunningham, 33, hails from Staffordshire and used submarines to explore beneath the surface of Antarctica during her expedition. At first, she was amazed to be in such an incredible place, but as she began to understand the scale of what was happening, she became anxious and grief-stricken about the losses. Antarctica is the world’s least-visited continent, having only been discovered in 1820. Cunningham took to Twitter to share her experiences and raise awareness about how human activities are now transforming the continent.

Kiwanis Kids’ Fishing Derby scheduled for May 6 (Fishing News 20230417-20230423)

Apr 20, 2023

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The Scarborough Kiwanis Club has announced the 36th annual Kids’ Fishing Derby to take place on Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bayley’s Camping Resort, Scarborough, at the Ross Road entrance. This event is designed for children aged 4-15, with live bait (worms) being the only bait available. Worms will be provided for purchase, with the proceeds being donated to the K-Kids Club at Wentworth Intermediate School. Admission is free, and donations of non-perishable food items or money are welcome to benefit the Scarborough Food Pantry. Food will also be available for purchase.

The Southern Maine Agency on Aging will lead an in-person A Matter of Balance workshop between May 1 and May 24 at the South Portland Public Library. The workshop is for adults aged 60 and above and aims to improve their balance and increase physical strength, thereby improving their quality of life. As people age, their balance and strength change, and they may become less confident or even fearful during everyday activities that were once taken for granted. Shopping, cooking, driving, doing household chores, and even playing weekly pickleball games can become challenging, leading to a fear of falling that can put a damper on what they like to do and social connections, leading to a sense of loneliness and social isolation.

Fishing remains popular and provides billions of dollars in economic activity in Wisconsin.

Apr 21, 2023

(source: by NATHAN PHELPS)


Russ Berzinski cast his neon green lure into the Fox River in De Pere with a loud kerplunk sound. After a long winter, he was excited to take out his rod and reel again. Around him, other anglers were also casting their lures into the water. Berzinski explained that the Fox River is a world-class fishery this time of year, especially for walleye, and people come here to catch big fish.

In Wisconsin, almost 1.2 million fishing licenses were sold last year, and nearly 99,000 were to new buyers. Although sales have gone down since the early days of the pandemic in 2020, Jeff “Tilky” Tilkens at Smokey’s on the Bay has seen new customers come in all the time. He explained that he sees an annual increase in new and old customers, with many targeting not only walleyes but also other species in different areas of fish. Tilkens added that things are working out really well.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, fishing is a $2.3 billion industry in Wisconsin, with about $1.5 billion in direct sales to places like Smokey’s.

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