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Barracuda jumps in boat, bites girl

A 14-year-old Florida was injured by a barracuda - while sitting in a boat. During a fishing outing with her family, 14-year-old Koral Wira, who was feeling a little seasick, was sitting in a shady spot on the boat when a 3-foot-long barracuda shot out of the water, flew across the boat, and clamped onto the girl's arm.



Lawsuit by ‘terrified’ fisherman moves forward

A fisherman who says he was terrified by a freighter that narrowly missed his boat and fatally struck another fishing vessel in a heavy fog off Point Reyes, Calif., is entitled to sue the ship's owner for emotional distress, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.



Cruising clubs announce alliance

The Cruising Rally Association and World Cruising Club Ltd. are joining forces, the groups announced.



Sail races will go on despite Gulf oil spill

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill won't spoil sailing this weekend on Pensacola Bay as the Subway SailFest South Regatta is to go on as planned at Pensacola (Fla.) Yacht Club, event organizers said.



Some lobstermen adapt to new reality

Dan Cosby, 51, who runs his 35-foot lobster boat, Fisher Girl, has been lobstering off Maine for 15 years. The ups and downs of the stock market have taken a toll on him and other lobstermen. When the market is down, so is a luxury item like lobster. This week fishermen are getting $5 a pound for lobsters. Maine retailers double the price; the farther you go from the source, the higher the price.



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