Latest Recreational fishing News

Cameroon becomes a go-to country for foreign fishing vessels

Jul. 27, 2022 03:30 AM EDT

DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — Off the coast of West Africa, the Trondheim is a familiar sight: a soccer field-sized ship, plying the waters from Nigeria to Mauritania as it pulls in tons of mackerel and sardines — and flying the red, yellow and green flag of Cameroon. But aside from...

Cameroon becomes a go-to country for foreign fishing vessels

Jul. 27, 2022 03:21 AM EDT

DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — The Trondheim is a familiar sight off the coast of West Africa -- a soccer field-sized ship, plying the waters from Nigeria to Mauritania as it pulls in tons of mackerel and sardines, flying the red, yellow and green flag of Cameroon. But aside from the...

Cairo's historic Nile River houseboats removed in govt push

Jul. 06, 2022 02:07 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — With verdant gardens on one side and water on the other, they were an anomaly in a city bordered on three sides by desert. For decades, Cairo's houseboats occupied prime waterfront real estate, offering residents a front-row seat to the passing Nile River, with its water taxis,...

Another vessel joins Delaware's artificial reef system

Jul. 03, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A boat formerly used as a floating casino was recently sunk to the ocean floor off the coast of Delaware to become part of the state's artificial reef program. A Norfolk, Virginia-based marine contractor handled the sinking of the 180-foot-long Texas Star, the...

Puget Sound crabbing starts Friday

Jul. 01, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Puget Sound crabbing kicks off Friday! While some Western Washington crabbing areas, like the South Coast / Pacific Ocean and Columbia River have yearlong crabbing seasons, the season starts July 1 in most Puget Sound areas. In a few areas, the crab season starts on...

5-year-old boy falls off dock and drowns in Maine

Jun. 15, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — A 5-year-old boy drowned when he fell off a dock into Ambajejus Lake, according to the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office. The victim’s family was renting a camp on the lake, and the boy fell into the water while fishing from the dock Tuesday...

Topsail Island beach becoming part of NC Civil Rights Trail

Jun. 12, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

TOPSAIL ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — In the 1950s, Carla Torrey spent her childhood summers watching her father build houses on Topsail Island and other structures like the Wade Chestnut Memorial Chapel, which is still around today. The memories also include watching the waves hitting the...

Japan criticizes Russia for suspending fishing pact

Jun. 08, 2022 09:11 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Wednesday criticized Russia’s announcement that it is suspending an agreement allowing Japanese to fish in waters near disputed islands, as relations between the countries deteriorate over the war in Ukraine. The fishing deal has been in place since 1998...

Fishing without a license offered Saturday in Tennessee

Jun. 08, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fishing without a license in Tennessee will be allowed for one day during the state's upcoming free fishing day. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says anyone may fish for free without a license in Tennessee’s public waters on Saturday. The agency...

Consumers find slightly lower lobster prices as summer nears

May. 27, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Lobster prices are dipping somewhat just before Memorial Day weekend — the unofficial start of the industry's critical summer season. The price of lobster and seafood at large has shot up in recent years, and the price to lobster fishermen at the docks...