June 12, 2011 |
ABOARD THE STEVE IRWIN - Tuna fishermen battled environmentalists on the Mediterranean, hurling heavy links of chain at them as the environmentalists tried to disrupt illegal tuna fishing under the no-fly zone north of Libya on Saturday. The fishermen also tried to lay a rope in front of the activists' boat, the Steve Irwin - owned by the U.S. group the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - hoping to disable it. Environmentalists responded with fire hoses and stink bombs. Several hundred feet above the fray circled a French fighter jet summoned by the fishermen, who claimed, falsely, that activist divers were trying to cut their net. The 195-foot Steve Irwin, named after the Australian conservationist who died in 2006, left the Sicilian port of Syracuse early Friday, heading for a rendezvous with a smaller, faster sister ship, the Brigitte Bardot, just north of Libyan waters.
February 5, 1989 |
Lew Bryan said he couldn't wait to catch his first salmon. One reason for his impatience is that on a fishing trip to upstate New York in March he plans to use his new rod - one he recently spent a week building himself. "I'm ready right now, especially with this weather," Bryan said last month as he took a lunch break from his project. Bryan, a teacher at Radnor High School, joined five other fishermen in a three-session rod-building class taught by the Tri-State Custom Rod Builders at the Paoli VFW Post Hall.
July 23, 1997 |
Police here were working late yesterday trying to identify a human skull found by two fishermen on the banks of the Schuylkill Monday night. The fishermen, Matthew Biehl, 28, and Robert Minsenberger, 30, both of Pottstown, told police they were fishing in an isolated area behind the Occidental Chemical plant about 7:45 p.m. Monday when they found the skull about 50 feet from the water's edge. "These fishermen thought it was an unusually shaped rock until they found teeth in the skull," said Detective Sgt. Ray Bechtel of the Lower Pottsgrove Police Department.
May 26, 1986 |
Seven fishermen, stranded in the middle of the Susquehanna River by water let loose to power a nearby electric power plant, were rescued yesterday morning by a state police helicopter as they clung to tree branches and rocks in the river. Three fishermen, all residents of Delaware County, were rescued underneath a bridge, each carried to safety hanging from the helicopter's skids. Four others strapped themselves, one at a time, into a harness dangling from the helicopter and were retrieved from the river.
October 12, 2010 |
Hours before six missing fishermen from New Jersey and Pennsylvania were found alive and well last night, a couple of their wives relied on their sense of humor to see them through the tense day. "I don't know where the hell he is, but I wish he would come home," said Jean Silcox, of Langhorne, Bucks County, whose husband, Ed, 77, was among the fishermen reported missing out of Forked River, Ocean County, early yesterday. "I sure hope they caught some fish out there," Silcox said.
May 17, 2010 |
WITH DISASTERS coming at a rapid rate over the past year (Haiti, Nashville, the Gulf, etc.) musicians can keep themselves busy simply doing benefit concerts. Yesterday, music fans braved a torrential rainstorm in New Orleans (a place that knows a thing or two about disasters and water) for a benefit concert raising money for fishermen affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. An eclectic gathering led by Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, Ani DiFranco, Allen Toussaint and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, with Mos Def, headlined the "Gulf Aid" concert yesterday.
March 23, 2013 |
TRENTON - New Jersey plans to create an artificial fishing reef north of Barnegat Inlet exclusively for recreational fishermen. It's the result of a compromise announced Thursday by the Department of Environmental Protection in a dispute between recreational and commercial fishing interests over access to artificial reefs. Commercial fishermen will have continued access to portions of the two existing reefs in state waters, off Sandy Hook and Manasquan. But a debate continues on who should have access to 13 reefs in federal waters off New Jersey, with the state seeking to bar commercial gear even there.
April 9, 2006 |
Perched on the mud flats of the Delaware Bay, this remote village, where there are more fishing boats than houses, could become ground zero for the effects of a chemical so deadly that scientists call it a weapon of mass destruction. But people in the "Weakfish Capital of the World" aren't scientists. They're fishermen. "This will just kill the fishing industry here once and for all, no question about it," said Clarence "Bunky" Higbee, whose family has owned a marina here for three generations.
September 10, 1992 |
The turtle was in sad shape. A large hook remained lodged in its right flipper. Half of its left back flipper had been eaten by sharks. Its right rear flipper was deformed, and a fishing line was wrapped tightly around the turtle's jaw. "It was not able to open its mouth to eat and would have surely starved to death," said James Spotila, an environmental science professor at Drexel University. The 500-pound leatherback turtle, an endangered species, was caught yesterday morning by commercial fishermen in the North Atlantic off the coast of Newport, R.I. The fishermen had been searching for bluefish, bonito and mackerel when the giant turtle became enmeshed in their nets.
November 6, 1997 |
Over the last 14 years, a Montgomery County fish wholesaler bought thousands of pounds of tainted Lake Ontario eels and sold them to markets and consumers in Philadelphia, around Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the world, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Syracuse, N.Y., said yesterday. Four New York commercial fishermen were indicted yesterday on charges of illegally trafficking in polluted fish to Norristown-based Delaware Valley Fish Co. and other wholesalers in New York and Canada since 1983, in violation of federal and state laws.