Cameroonian fishery products banned in EU, commission says
LAGOS, Nigeria — (AP) — The European Commission on Thursday banned imports of seafood caught in Cameroon’s waters, or caught by ships flagged there, and it labeled the West African country as “non-cooperating” in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. The commission gave Cameroon a so-called “red card” and said EU member states would turn away seafood shipments from Cameroon even when it has catch certificates validated by the national authorities. Cameroon is one of four non-EU countries that are currently on the commission’s “red card” list, alongside St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Comoros and Cambodia. Thursday’s ban by the commission comes nearly two years after it urged Cameroonian authorities to step up its action against illegal fishing. Illegal, unreported or unregulated fishing is worth between 10 billion and 20 billion euros each year.wftv.com
Here’s when you can fish license free in Florida
Flounder fishing in the creeks of Northeastern FloridaFloridians and visitors will be able to fish without license in the Sunshine State during five periods of time in 2021. The first license-free freshwater fishing dates fall next week on April 3 and 4, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website. [TRENDING: Gaetz investigated over relationship | Disney paying workers who get vaccine | Dozens get COVID after vaccine shots]“License-free fishing days provide an excellent opportunity for those who don’t yet have a fishing license to experience fishing, take youth fishing, or for avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license,” FWC said on its website. AdThe full schedule is as follows according to the FWC website:April 3-4: License-free freshwater fishingJune 12-13: License-free freshwater and saltwater fishingSept. 4: License-free saltwater fishingNov. 27: License-free saltwater fishingThese license-free fishing days apply to residents and non-residents. All bag limits, seasons and size restrictions still apply on the license-free fishing day.
‘You guys just got a great white shark:’ Fishing charter captain talks about rare catch
In an interview with News 6, the Pensacola charter fishing captain shared details about the moment he helped reel in an estimated 12 to 13-foot female great white shark to shore. AdUnfortunately, his story changed due to medical reasons and shifted to a new adventure: shark fishing. “I went to captain school, got my captain’s license, and for the last three years I’ve been running shark fishing charters off of Pensacola Beach under Big John Shark Fishing Adventures,” McLean explained. John McLean with Big John Shark Fishing Adventures (John McLean)On March 3, he said he was contacted by a group of seven people from Idaho who were looking for the ultimate fishing trip. “I looked at it and I was like, is that a great white?
Heres when you can go saltwater fishing without a license
On Saturday, Sept. 5, you can go saltwater fishing without a license. Its one of eight days of license-free fishing in 2020 offered by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. License-free fishing days are a great way for Florida residents and visitors to get out on the water and find out why Florida is known as the Fishing Capital of the World. The only remaining license-free fishing day n 2020 is the Saturday following Thanksgiving and it applies to saltwater fishing as well. For fishing regulations and tips, click here and to renew or purchase a fishing license, visit GoOutdoorsFlorida.com.
What you need to know before snapper mini season opens Friday
This includes anyone who may be targeting a variety of reef fish, not just for red snapper during snapper season. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, State Reef Fish Anglers will help improve recreational data for several reef fish species such as snapper, grouper, and hogfish. Outside of red snapper mini season, if you fish for mutton snapper, yellowtail snapper, hogfish, red snapper, vermillion snapper, gag grouper, red grouper, black grouper, greater amberjack, lesser amberjack, banded rubberfish, almaco jack, or gray triggerfish you also need to add this designation to your annual saltwater fishing license. Dont forget to renew your State Reef Fish Angler designation annually if you plan to fish for or harvest the reef fish listed above. It is difficult to avoid some of the co-occurring snapper grouper species such as Vermilion Snapper, Mutton Snapper, and Red Snapper.
Michael Jordan reels in 442-pound blue marlin during fishing tournament
From baseball diamonds and golf courses to slam dunks on the basketball court, Michael Jordan is a man of many talents and has conquered every element. Air Jordan has been out on the sea, dukin it out during the 62nd Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament in his hometown of Morehead City, North Carolina. The competition brings $3.4 million in prize money for the angler who brings in the largest fish. The nonprofit fishing tournament runs through Saturday and is the largest and oldest sport fishing tournaments in the country. The Big Rock Tournament dates back to 1957 as the premier sportfishing tournament on the Eastern Coast of the United States, officials said.
Fisherman describes frightening encounter as whale lands on boat
It ended up with a boat beached along the shore in Seaside Park, New Jersey after being struck by a whale. They had no idea a juvenile whale was also feeding on the same school of fish. Riley said the only thing he remembers is hearing the whale slam down on the boat. "The noise of the whale hitting the boat, it was like a thud that you would - I mean it was loud," Riley said. Riley says he usually likes to fish in the bay so after the close encounter with a whale, the ocean is off-limits.
Its license-free saltwater fishing weekend in Florida
Try your hand at saltwater fishing Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7, without needing a saltwater fishing license. License-free fishing days provide an excellent opportunity for those who don't yet have a fishing license to experience fishing, take youth fishing, or for avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license. Try your hand at saltwater fishing Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7, without needing a saltwater fishing license. License-free fishing days provide an excellent opportunity for those who don't yet have a fishing license to experience fishing, take youth fishing, or for avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license. The saltwater waiver applies to any recreational harvest requiring a saltwater fishing license (e.g., crabbing, lobstering, scalloping, etc.)
Florida shortens stone crab season over industry objections
GAINESVILLE, Fla. Floridas $30 million stone crab industry is snapping mad over the states decision to reduce by five weeks the seven-month harvest season for what is widely considered a classic but expensive delicacy in the Sunshine State. Its data, challenged as inaccurate by the industry, showed the fewest pounds of stone crab claws harvested since 1986 during the season that ended last year. Crabbers are especially incensed that the new rules end the stone crab season April 9, affecting sales for Easter and Mothers Day. In Miami, at the Golden Rule Seafood market and restaurant, business picks up when stone crab season starts and tapers off a few days after the end of the season, said chief operating officer Taylor Mullins-Flores. The commission approved the stone crab changes last week during a meeting conducted online due to the pandemic.