The 42-year-old Bahamas Billfish Championship started Thursday morning with the Guana Cay Championship as 21 boats are set to compete over four tournaments from April through June in the Abacos.
A group of four recreational boaters motored out of Bodega Harbor at dawn Friday eager to greet the open sea and hook some salmon.
In an opinion essay with the ominous headline, “Titanic Threats Still Lurk Today,” marine shipping expert Albert Buixadé Farré warns that a dramatic increase in Arctic shipping and cruise tourism, coupled with melting sea ice, makes a disaster of comparable proportions to the legendary RMS Titanic sinking a 21st century danger.
NOAA Fisheries proposed on Monday to reclassify the humpback whale into 14 distinct population segments under the Endangered Species Act, providing a more tailored conservation approach for U.S. fisheries managers.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries released a plan to support the latest policy regarding recreational saltwater fishing, for the first time incorporating several concerns voiced by the boating and fishing communities.
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