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June 12, 2011 | By Don Melvin, Associated Press
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.
NEWS
February 5, 1989 | By Joshua Klein, Special to The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
July 23, 1997 | By Bill Bell Jr., INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
NEWS
May 26, 1986 | By David Lieber, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 12, 2010 | By JASON NARK, narkj@phillynews.com 856-779-3231
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2010 | By HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
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.
NEWS
March 23, 2013 | Associated Press
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.
NEWS
April 9, 2006 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
September 10, 1992 | By Jim Detjen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
November 6, 1997 | By Sudarsan Raghavan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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February 2, 2015
ISSUE | DRONES End deadly strikes The media have done little to inform the public about the targeted killings the Bush and Obama administrations have orchestrated via lethal drones, especially in countries with which we're not at war, so it was commendable to report on the interfaith conference on drone warfare ("A conference considers the morality of drones," Jan. 25). The conference was attended by people of many faiths who called on the White House "to immediately halt targeted, lethal drone strikes," account for victims, disclose standards for compensating victims, and more.
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January 27, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
Scientists who tested a floating windmill off the coast of Maine a year ago have gathered enough data to build a full-size model that can be moved to take advantage of high winds. The U.S. Department of Energy is using lasers attached to buoys to measure wind speeds at differing altitudes off the coast of Virginia Beach to learn how cost-effective it would be to harness the higher winds above sea level to power wind turbines. Meanwhile, construction of the nation's first offshore wind farm may begin this year off Rhode Island.
NEWS
May 9, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
A proposal to build an offshore wind farm about three miles east of Atlantic City could be back in the race to become the nation's first. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that the New Jersey project would receive up to $47 million in funding over the next four years - a quarter of the $188 million plan. Financial feasibility had been the main issue when, in March, the state Board of Public Utilities rejected the plan. Fishermen's Energy asked for a reconsideration, which was rejected in late April.
NEWS
March 21, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
New Jersey's energy regulation agency on Wednesday rejected the funding mechanism for a $188 million offshore wind farm, essentially blocking a proposal that supporters said could have made the state a leader in offshore wind. At a meeting Wednesday in Trenton, the four commissioners of the state Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously, in support of board staff's recommendation, to reject the proposal. The funding was the final necessary piece of the proposed Atlantic City Offshore Windfarm project, developer Fishermen's Energy said.
NEWS
July 21, 2013 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - New Jersey utility regulators dealt a setback Friday to a proposed wind farm off the beaches of Atlantic City, saying they were not satisfied that the project's economic benefits would outweigh the added cost of wind energy. The Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously to accept a staff finding that the project's costs would not be offset by environmental benefits along with added jobs and investment in the region. "Projects need to show additional jobs to offset the added cost" of wind energy, BPU chairman Robert Hanna said.
NEWS
March 23, 2013 | Associated Press
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2013 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
Poets and playwrights have glorified the exploits of seafaring men since Homer's Odyssey . The Wilma Theater presents a more personal, though no less inspiring, look at this tradition in its riveting North American premiere of Richard Bean's Under the Whaleback . Bean's episodic play portrays the lives of North Sea fishermen across three generations, showing a patrilineage of hardscrabble boys who live long enough to sire sons before expiring...
NEWS
March 10, 2013
Fishermen will have 25 fewer days to catch summer flounder in New Jersey this year due to a decline in spawning stock on the Eastern seaboard. The New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council on Thursday approved regulations to set the season at 122 days, from May 18 to Sept. 16. Last year's summer flounder season was 147 days. The daily bag limit of five fish per day and the minimum size of 17.5 inches remain the same. The season was cut because New Jersey fishermen caught more than the state's quota of summer flounder last year.
NEWS
July 29, 2012 | By Dawn Fallik, For The Inquirer
EGG HARBOR CITY, N.J. - Frank Thomas could handle the squid. The mussels. The steamers. But cooking oysters was the biggest challenge. "Two weeks ago, I lost my oyster-shucking virginity; I'd never shucked an oyster before," said Thomas, 62, a tax and investment professor at Richard Stockton College. He used Internet videos to figure out how to pry open the reluctant bivalves. "At this point, I've done so many I could go pro," he said. This week, Thomas was picking up four pounds of fresh scallops by way of a new pilot program of Rutgers University, the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium, and New Jersey fishermen.
NEWS
April 11, 2012 | By Andrew Duffelmeyer, Associated Press
TRENTON - Fishermen's Energy, the company likely closest to placing wind turbines off the coast of New Jersey, is seeking more time to file an amended application with state regulators after harsh criticism of its initial proposal by consultants. The extension request by Cape May-based Fishermen's Energy is to be taken up Wednesday by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. The company wants to put five or six turbines 2.8 miles off the coast of Atlantic City in a $200 million, 25-megawatt project intended to provide enough electricity to power 10,000 homes.
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