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  • Fishermen Plane Sighting a Tip or False Lead in MH370 Hunt?

    03/18/2014 5:00:52 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 25 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo News ^ | 18MAR2014 | Bob Woodruff
    Fishermen from this village believe they may have seen the missing Malaysia Airlines flight on the night it disappeared flying low over the Gulf of Thailand. It's not clear whether what they saw was flight MH370 or whether it is the latest in a string of false leads in the search for the missing plane, but if true it would suggest that the plane may have flown low to avoid radar, what is known as "terrain masking." On March 8 flight MH370 disappeared from radar as it flew north over the Gulf of Thailand towards Vietnam en route to Beijing....
  • ‘Beginning of the end for small fishermen’

    07/05/2011 8:41:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 3, 2011 | Jessica Fargen
    Captains issue S.O.S., claiming new rules meant to save the fish are killing their way of life. With the height of the New England fishing season getting under way this week, small family fishermen say controversial new rules are destroying their livelihood — forcing them to sell their boats and instead search for work as laborers on larger vessels. “It’s a death knell. It’s the beginning of the end for small fishermen,” said Rhode Island fisherman Joel Hovanesian, 54, who recently sold his boat. Plymouth fisherman Stephen Welch, 50, a father of two, said: “We’re in a crisis right now.”...
  • Joel Hovanesian: Government out to destroy local fishermen

    07/03/2011 3:45:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | January 6, 2008 | Joel Hovanesian
    As a lifelong commercial fisherman from Rhode Island who is involved with the regulatory process, I have one simple question to ask: Just what are we trying to accomplish with fish quotas? Federally, the science that drives the stock assessments and sets the quotas is so bad that industry has taken it upon itself to provide a better snapshot of many stocks of concern. Predictably, the picture is not nearly as dire as our federal scientists would lead us to believe. Recently, a side-by-side comparison was done, using the new multi-gazillion-dollar research vessel paid for with your tax dollars and...
  • Poor Distraught Fishermen Are Attempting Suicide After One Year of Obama Job-Killing Regulations

    05/10/2011 6:53:09 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 37 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | 5/10/11 | Jim Hoft
    East Coast fishermen say the new Obama job-killing regulations are killing the industry. Poor distraught fishermen are attempting suicide. WMUR reported: Fishermen on New Hampshire’s Seacoast are warning that new fishing regulations could destroy their industry and have already caused them severe emotional stress. The U.S. Department of Commerce has sent a team to Seabrook to look at the effects of the new regulations. “If they don’t do something to modify the fishing regulations, we won’t have a fishing industry on the Seacoast, is what it boils down to,” said Hampton Town Manager Fred Welch. Many in the fishing industry...
  • Drug-crazed Mexican pirates terrorize boaters on Texas border lake

    05/21/2010 11:51:19 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 40 replies · 1,703+ views
    KVUE TV ^ | May 20, 2010 | Christopher Heath
    With machine-guns in hand, Mexico's deadliest cartel is patrolling the waters of a Texas border lake. These pirates have already ambushed three, possibly four boats, operating with virtual impunity as they make off with cash and electronics. It's happening on Falcon Lake in Zapata, 200 yards from the Mexican border. KENS-TV's Christopher Heath has the latest on this story.
  • Cast netter brings up artificial arm off St. Simon Island pier

    10/07/2009 1:41:43 AM PDT · by ComputerGuy · 5 replies · 395+ views
    jacksonville.com ^ | 10/6/2009 | Terry Dickson
    ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Fishermen often brag about catching one as long as your arm. Sam Newton caught the arm. Newton, 66, was throwing his cast net off the St. Simons Island pier last week when he pulled up an artificial arm. "It scared the heck out of me,'' he said. "Hell, I'm hoping the rest of the person ain't coming up."
  • Fla. fisherman hooks live missile in Gulf waters

    06/09/2009 6:45:30 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 30 replies · 2,041+ views
    AP ^ | 06/09/09 | AP
    MADEIRA BEACH, Fla. – Florida authorities say a commercial fisherman reeled in a live missile in the Gulf of Mexico and kept it on his boat for 10 days. The sheriff's office in Pinellas County say the boat's captain, Rodney Soloman, hooked the air-to-air guided missile 50 miles off the Panhandle town of Panama City. The Air Force and Navy use Gulf waters off the Panhandle for weapons training. Soloman had the missile aboard his boat for 10 days before returning Monday to port in Madeira Beach, near St. Petersburg. A bomb squad was called in from MacDill Air Force...
  • THE IGNORANT FISHERMAN: CHRISTMAS MESSAGE/NEW YEARS MESSAGE

    12/30/2008 1:43:37 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 2 replies · 320+ views
    The Ignorant Fisherman ^ | Dec 30, 2008 | The Ignorant Fisherman
    The Ignorant Fishermen 2000 years ago before Jesus was crucified and rose from the dead, He chose men. The elite class and religious rulers of that day called these men ignorant. God, however, called these men to be His Fishermen and Ambassadors to the dying world. Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew...
  • How Safe is Sin? :THE IGNORANT FISHERMAN

    12/16/2008 2:38:51 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 12 replies · 525+ views
    The Ignorant Fisherman ^ | 12/16/2008 | The Ignorant Fisherman
    Tuesday, December 16, 2008 SAFE SIN How Safe is Sin? Consider today’s message: "It is all right to sin as long as you practice SAFE SIN. Drunkenness is OK as long as someone sober drives you home. Narcotics are OK as long as you use clean needles. Sexual deviation is OK since it exists and so it should be approved. Promiscuity is OK as long as you take safe precautions. It is all right to sin, but please, play it SAFE!" The Bible gives the true perspective: "Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it...
  • UTOPIA: THE IGNORANT FISHERMAN

    12/08/2008 5:59:09 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 1 replies · 208+ views
    The Ignorant Fisherman ^ | 12/06/2008 | The Ignorant Fisherman
    UTOPIA Uto·piaPronunciation: \yu̇-ˈtō-pē-ə\ Function: noun Etymology: Utopia, imaginary and ideal country in Utopia (1516) by Sir Thomas More, from Greek ou not, no + topos place Date: 1597 1: an imaginary and indefinitely remote place. 2 often capitalized : a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions. 3: an impractical scheme for social improvement Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. (Mark 10:27) Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are...
  • CA: Fisherman salvage fish on delta island after thousands died (levee repair work was to begin)

    12/01/2007 3:13:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 239+ views
    SACRAMENTO Dozens of volunteers are rescuing fish from a protected island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta after a federal agency drained some of its water for a levee repair. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation are coordinating Saturday's volunteer effort after thousands of fish died last week during the agency's pumping operation on Prospect Island. Bureau spokesman Jeff McCracken says between 45 and 50 fishermen have caught and released more than 1,300 stripped bass into Sacramento's Deep Water Ship Channel. Federal officials blocked local fisherman from helping save fish last week. Volunteers also plan to work Sunday.
  • Oahu Ocean Fishermen's Catch Of The Day: Pork (Men Say Feral Pig Swam Straight Out To Sea)

    11/10/2007 12:35:10 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies · 1,136+ views
    KITV Honolulu ^ | November 9, 2007
    Oahu Ocean Fishermen's Catch Of The Day: Pork Men Say Feral Pig Swam Straight Out To Sea KAAAWA, Hawaii -- It is a fish tale that is easy to scoff as a more of a tall tale. Three friends landed some fish off Kahana Bay on Thursday and a 40-pound feral pig that was swimming near their boat. As the small fishing boat headed for shore at Kahana Bay, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. However, on closer inspection, the catch of the day was not seafood. It was pork. "We just hooked up with a fish. As soon as...
  • 63 Years Later, Medal-Winner Tells His Story

    11/03/2007 6:36:59 PM PDT · by girlangler · 47 replies · 405+ views
    The Greeneville Sun ^ | 11/03/07 | Bill Jones
    Saturday, November 3, 2007 63 Years Later, Medal-Winner Tells His Story Sun Photo by Bill Jones Delbert Fellers, 85, poses with the medals he won for his World War II military service. Among the medals is the Silver Star medal he received for silencing a Japanese machine gun that was pouring deadly fire on his unit on Angaur Island in September 1944. By: By BILL JONES/Staff Writer Source: The Greeneville Sun 11-03-2007 Sixty-three years ago, Delbert L. Fellers, of Greene County, was a reluctant warrior who had been drafted into the U.S. Army for service in World War II. “I...
  • Villagers cash in on endless cocaine on beach (War on Drugs is a blessing from God)

    10/11/2007 10:33:24 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 701+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 10/10/07
    Villagers cash in on endless cocaine on beach By staff writers October 10, 2007 10:49am VILLAGERS living on Nicaragua's remote Mosquito Coast are living like the rich thanks to tonnes of free cocaine washing up on their shores. The bags of cocaine, worth millions of dollars, are coming from Colombian speedboats on "narco-routes" which drop the booty overboard if intercepted by US and Nicaraguan patrols, guardian.co.uk reported. Currents carry the bags towards shore. People living in villages such as Karpwala and Tasbapauni who find it are then offered up to $4000 a kilo for the cocaine - seven times less...
  • Ancient Fishermen Lured Fish With Fire

    09/26/2007 3:02:02 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies · 588+ views
    Discovery ^ | 9-25-2007 | Jennifer Viegas
    Ancient Fishermen Lured Fish With Fire Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News Sept. 25, 2007 — Fishermen around areas mentioned in the New Testament worked the night shift, suggests fishing gear found in a 7th century shipwreck off the coast of Dor, Israel, west of Galilee, where Jesus is said to have preached. The standout item among the found gear is a fire basket, the first evidence for "fire fishing" in the ancient eastern Mediterranean. Early images and writings indicate fires were lit in such baskets, which were suspended in giant lantern devices from the end of fishing boats. Light emitted from...
  • The Republican Fisherman

    05/11/2007 5:53:46 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies · 1,430+ views
    The Republican Fisherman A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am." The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude." She rolled her...
  • Fisherman hooks the big one [hooking a live deer which had fallen into the sea]

    05/08/2007 11:40:56 AM PDT · by bedolido · 26 replies · 522+ views
    new.com.au ^ | 5-4-2007 | Staff Writer
    TWO Cornish fisherman came back with a bigger catch than usual, after reportedly hooking a live deer which had fallen into the sea. Chris Earl and Tony Allsopp were checking lobster pots when they spotted the animal swimming about 1km off the English coast. They threw a line around the beast and hauled it on board by its antlers.
  • Fishermen survive months at sea (9 months on a boat)

    08/16/2006 12:26:40 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 62 replies · 2,490+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 8/17/2006 | correspondents in Mexico City
    THREE Mexican shark fishermen survived nine months at sea in a small boat by eating raw birds and fish and drinking rain water as they drifted thousands of kiloometres across the Pacific Ocean. The fishermen said they left their home town of San Blas on Mexico's Pacific coast last November and were blown 8000km off course after their 8-metre fibreglass boat ran out of gas and they were left to the mercy of the winds and the tides. Their families had given them up for dead but they found a way to survive. "We ate raw fish, ducks, sea gulls....
  • Fishermen found after 11 months at sea(Amazing, Mexicans found near Marshall Islands)

    08/16/2006 6:50:19 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 12 replies · 10,141+ views
    Reuters ^ | 16 Aug 2006 | Paul Tait
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Three Mexican fishermen found drifting in the Pacific Ocean could have been lost for almost a year and two others were missing and presumed dead, the manager of a fishing company that rescued them said on Wednesday. Early reports suggested the fishermen had been lost at sea for about three months and drifted more than 8,000 km (5,000 miles) before they were found by a Taiwanese tuna fishing trawler in waters between the Marshall Islands and Kiribati on August 9. But Eugene Muller, manager of Koo's Fishing Co. Ltd in the Marshall Islands capital of Majuro, said...
  • Japanese man 'shot by Russians'(Japanese Fisherman Shot Near Disputed Island)

    08/15/2006 10:10:54 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 12 replies · 525+ views
    BBC ^ | 16 Aug 2006 | BBC
    A Japanese fisherman is reported to have been shot dead by a Russian patrol boat, near a disputed island chain. Japan's foreign ministry said that, if confirmed, the death was unacceptable. It also demanded the release of three surviving men from the Japanese boat, who are thought to have been detained by the Russians on a nearby island. Both Tokyo and Moscow lay claim to the four small islands, which Russia calls the southern Kurils and Japan the Northern Territories. The ongoing dispute has prevented the two nations signing a peace treaty to formally end hostilities from WWII. The islands...
  • Angler speared by a giant fish

    08/08/2006 8:41:13 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 8 replies · 436+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 4th August 2006 | Unattributed
    When he saw a companion on his boat hook a giant fish during a sea angling contest, Ian Card was delighted. Next second, the scene of triumph turned to horror - as the 14ft blue marlin leapt out of the water across the vessel and speared Mr Card through the chest with its spiked bill. The impact of the 800lb fish knocked him overboard into the Atlantic off Bermuda. Then, with a thrash of its tail and with the 32-year-old still impaled and bleeding profusely, it dragged him underwater. Terribly injured, he somehow stayed conscious as he struggled to pull...
  • Germantown Sailors Provide Medical Assistance to Injured Iranian Fisherman

    05/08/2006 6:23:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 373+ views
    ABOARD USS GERMANTOWN, At Sea (NNS) -- Sailors from USS Germantown (LSD 42) provided medical assistance to an injured Iranian fisherman May 7, in the Northern Persian Gulf. During routine surveillance of three dhows by Germantown’s Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team, radio contact revealed an injured crew member on one of the vessels. The dhow’s master stated that the crew member injured a foot during rough seas the day before and requested medical assistance from the VBSS team. A corpsman from Germantown was then transported to the dhow, where he diagnosed the injured man with a severe sprain...
  • Fisherman Nets Ancient Statue in Greece

    05/08/2006 6:04:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 367+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/8/06 | AP
    ATHENS, Greece - A Greek fisherman has handed over to authorities a large section of an ancient bronze statue brought up in his nets in the Aegean Sea, officials said on Monday. The male torso was located last week near the eastern Aegean island of Kalymnos, the Culture Ministry said in an announcement. The one-meter (3-foot) high find belonged to a statue of a horseback soldier, and would have been part of the cargo of an ancient ship that sank in the area. It was taken to Athens to be cleaned and dated. Together with the torso, the fisherman brought...
  • USS Reuben James Assists Fisherman in Arabian Sea

    04/24/2006 4:11:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 1,049+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Ensign Jon Derges
    ARABIAN SEA (NNS) -- USS Reuben James (FFG 57) rendered medical assistance to a Sri Lankan fisherman while conducting maritime security operations (MSO) as part of a Dutch-led task force in the Arabian Sea, April 21. During a routine visit to a Sri Lankan fishing vessel, the Deuedu Pietro, Sailors from Reuben James discovered that one of the vessel’s crew members had sustained a knee injury five days earlier that had become infected. The Sailors radioed back for medical assistance from Reuben James’s independent duty corpsman, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF/PJ) Matthew Breske. Breske joined the boarding team aboard the...
  • Stone Age Tribe Kills Fishermen Who Strayed On To Island

    02/07/2006 5:58:05 PM PST · by blam · 135 replies · 5,452+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-8-2006 | Peter Foster
    Stone Age tribe kills fishermen who strayed on to island By Peter Foster in New Delhi (Filed: 08/02/2006) One of the world's last Stone Age tribes has murdered two fishermen whose boat drifted on to a desert island in the Indian Ocean. The Sentinelese, thought to number between 50 and 200, have rebuffed all contact with the modern world, firing a shower of arrows at anyone who comes within range. Sentinelese tribesmen prepare to fire arrows at the coastguard helicopter after the fishermen's murder They are believed to be the last pre-Neolithic tribe in the world to remain isolated and...
  • Sucking a Fishermen's Friend could get you into trouble

    10/14/2005 12:09:20 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies · 708+ views
    Ananova ^ | 09/28/205 | Staff
    Police in Germany are warning motorists that sucking a Fishermen's Friend could get them into trouble. It comes after a 24-year-old driver was found to be over the legal drink-drive limit during a routine control in Munich. He was taken to the police station where blood tests found he had no alcohol in his system. The man was released after officers found the strongest thing he had taken was a Fisherman's Friend. Forensic doctor Thomas Gilg said the essential oils contained in the throat sweets reacted in the same way as alcohol on hand-held breathalysers. He said in tests they...
  • Sucking a Fishermen's Friend could get you into trouble

    09/29/2005 4:07:31 PM PDT · by holymoly · 13 replies · 470+ views
    Ananova ^ | Today | Ananova
    Police in Germany are warning motorists that sucking a Fishermen's Friend could get them into trouble. It comes after a 24-year-old driver was found to be over the legal drink-drive limit during a routine control in Munich. He was taken to the police station where blood tests found he had no alcohol in his system. The man was released after officers found the strongest thing he had taken was a Fisherman's Friend. Forensic doctor Thomas Gilg said the essential oils contained in the throat sweets reacted in the same way as alcohol on hand-held breathalysers. He said in tests they...
  • The Miami Cubans were right

    02/21/2005 2:14:06 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 4 replies · 358+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb. 21, 2005 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    Babalu blog's Val Prieto, who was profiled recently on the front page of the Miami Herald as a brilliant new voice of the often-dismissed Cuban-American community, has a striking update about the Elian Gonzalez case. Back in 2000, the rescue of the 6-year-old Cuban refugee by fishermen off the coast of Florida triggered a three-way tug-of-war between Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, the cowardly Clinton Administration, and the Cuban-American community over custody of the child. The Clinton administration resolved the question with a savage pre-dawn raid, grabbing the terrified child at gunpoint from his Miami relatives and delivering him straight to...
  • St. John, Apostle and Evangelist

    12/27/2004 8:52:59 AM PST · by Salvation · 12 replies · 1,427+ views
    EWTN.com ^ | unknown | Lives of the Saints, Rev. Alban Butler
    St. John the Evangelist (3) * (1594 - 1604) ST JOHN, APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST Feast: December 27 [See Tillemont. t. i. p. 330; Calmet, t. vii. et viii.; Ceillier, t. i. p. 364; Reading, &c.] St John The Evangelist, who is styled in the gospel, The beloved disciple of Christ," and is called by the Greeks "The Divine," was a Galilean, the son of Zebedee and Salome, and younger brother of St. James the Great, with whom he was brought up to the trade of fishing. From his acquaintance with the high priest Caiphas, St. Jerome infers that he...
  • Italy Arrests Egyptians for U.S. War Cemetery Plot

    10/05/2002 6:31:05 AM PDT · by veronica · 35 replies · 527+ views
    Reuters ^ | 19-05-02
    ROME (Reuters) - Italian police said Saturday they had arrested three Egyptian fishermen suspected of plotting to attack a cemetery of American war dead south of Rome. Explosives and maps highlighting the Nettuno American Cemetery and Memorial in the town of Anzio were seized in an apartment in Italy belonging to one of the men, a police official said. "They were preparing a symbolic attack against the American cemetery," the official said, adding police suspected the men were tied to Islamic terrorism. The Egyptians, aged 30 to 45, were arrested Friday but have not been formally charged. Police said they...
  • Man Survives Six Hours Out in Ocean

    03/02/2004 12:47:36 AM PST · by oceanperch · 28 replies · 235+ views
    KATU Online ^ | March 1, 2004 | Unknown
  • Fisherman shadowed by 9/11 death

    07/11/2003 12:29:56 PM PDT · by yonif · 189+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jul. 11, 2003 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    When he's fly fishing this week, Foster Hetherington will be in good company. "It's emotional for me, doing this, fishing with Pete's rod," Hetherington said. "He was my best friend. We did everything we could together." Peter Goodrich died at 33 in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Hetherington, his younger brother, was forever robbed of his longtime fishing partner and best friend. "Pete was down in Boston and headed to California on a business trip," Hetherington said by phone last week. "He was on United Flight 175, the second plane to hit the Towers. Unfortunately, it was the worst way...
  • John Harrigan: Stirring pot with simple fishing column

    08/11/2002 9:20:38 AM PDT · by Bowana · 24 replies · 403+ views
    The Manchester Union Leader ^ | August 11, 2002 | John Harrigan
    John Harrigan: Stirring pot with simple fishing column By JOHN HARRIGAN Woods, Water and Wildlife IF YOU really want to stir the pot, write something about smallmouth bass invading a trout pond, and the moral aspects of "reclamation," i.e., poisoning. That was the theme of last week's column, the discovery of smallmouth bass in Pittsburg's famed Back Lake being the example. A longtime reader from Exeter posted the column in the New England Sportsman Network's Web site chat room. By the time I looked at the site Wednesday, 41 highly opinionated people had chimed in, in addition to the 29...
  • Rare flesh-eating bacteria kills fisherman

    08/09/2002 11:50:42 AM PDT · by Junior · 23 replies · 719+ views
    UPI ^ | 8/9/2002
    BOSTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts retiree has died from a rare form of flesh-eating bacteria he apparently contracted while fishing, a report said Friday.It started with a sore little finger.Albert Holt Jr., 69, of Marion, Mass., an avid fisherman, was hooked in both hands last month while taking a bluefish off a line.His son was able to cut one of the hooks out, but the other had to be removed at a hospital.Two weeks later, on July 15, he came home from another fishing trip in his 24-foot homemade skiff complaining of soreness in his pinkie finger.According to...
  • DFU SONG: Centerfield (goodbye, Splendid Splinter) 7-5-02

    07/05/2002 12:54:09 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies · 323+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES ^ | 7-2002 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    CENTERFIELD - 1st version A summer day…in Fenway Park…September's hot as heck We have high hopes a baseball he will wreck The bleacher fans, with hot dogs in hand, will be cheering Number 9 And if Ted is on today, the SOX are fine Please, hit a homer, Ted…that's why we are here today Hit a homer, Ted…this year we'll go all the way We'll be beating those damn Yanks, finally In his first at bat, it is no surprise…defense all shifts to the right But with a mighty swing he just hit one out of sight To throw...
  • Enviros Put Fisherman Out of Business

    05/01/2002 3:53:55 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 16 replies · 236+ views
    Newsmax ^ | May 2, 2002 | Newsmax.wires
    BOSTON – Hundreds of fishermen from Cape Cod, Mass., to Maine, were shut out of business as the fishing season opened Wednesday under new strict rules designed to protect depleted stocks of groundfish. Under the most severe restrictions ever imposed, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler on Friday closed prime fishing grounds off New England and severely restricted the number of days fishermen may go to sea. Many fishermen were already shut out of other areas because of previous ocean closures. Some said they were going to have to find another way of making a living because of the restrictions. "Usually...