Latest Recreational fishing News

EXPLAINER: Qatar's vast wealth helps it host FIFA World Cup

Nov. 06, 2022 02:55 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar is home to some 2.9 million people, but only a small fraction — around one in 10 — are Qatari citizens. They enjoy massive wealth and benefits fueled by Qatar's shared control of one of the world's largest reserves of natural gas. The...

Helping the Chesapeake Bay from way upstream

Oct. 23, 2022 09:27 AM EDT

WESTOVER, Va. (AP) — The Atlantic eel that Ken Slazyk pulled from the pot in the James River, 8 miles downstream from Hopewell, was a green, 18-inch-long juvenile that had, in one of the greatest mysteries of modern biology, swum up the river where its parents had spent their early days,...

Olympic National Park bans fishing due to low river levels

Oct. 07, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

OLYMPIA NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — Olympic National Park officials have closed recreational fishing indefinitely because waters have reached historic lows. The National Park Service announced it would halt all recreational fishing starting Thursday on the Ozette, Bogachiel, South...

Dump of menhaden in Gulf brings latest calls for regulation

Sep. 18, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana conservation groups are renewing calls for tougher regulations on the state's least-regulated fishery after a fishing boat let loose huge numbers of dead fish off the state's southwest coast. The Advocate reports that the dump of menhaden — also...