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December Sawfish News
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December Sawfish News

Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Division of Law Enforcement arrested two men in October for using an illegal gillnet near Everglades City and killing an endangered smalltooth sawfish. The men now face several misdemeanor and felony charges. Sonja Fordham with Shark Advocates International, and a member of the U.S. Smalltooth Sawfish...

Fisherman Lands Whopping 67-pound “Goldfish”
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Fisherman Lands Whopping 67-pound “Goldfish”

A UK fisherman became the envy of anglers everywhere after reeling in a nearly 70-pound monster goldfish — potentially the world’s largest. A Facebook post detailing the man’s catch of a lifetime is currently blowing up on Facebook. Andy Hackett, 42, landed the behemoth, aptly nicknamed The Carrot, while fishing at Bluewater Lakes in Champagne, France,...

Fishing’s Future Really is Fishing’s Future
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Fishing’s Future Really is Fishing’s Future

The idea of Fishing’s Future began when Wilson was operating as the Administrator of a local School District’s Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP). Students who misbehaved were sent to DAEP to continue and/or complete their High School education.  Wilson understood, “These kids were good kids who just made some bad decisions and when two or...

Aisles Jammed During ’22 Fly Tying Symposium
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Aisles Jammed During ’22 Fly Tying Symposium

SOMERSET, NJ. – If the recent International Fly Tying Symposium is a harbinger of things to come for the 2023 show season, it looks like boom times ahead. It was standing room only at the 31st annual Tying Symposium as about 100 professional and highly qualified amateurs turned fur, feathers and man-made materials into artificial...

Inflation’s Next Victim: U.S. Offshore Wind Projects
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Inflation’s Next Victim: U.S. Offshore Wind Projects

A rising tide of interest rates, supply chain bottlenecks and inflation is threatening the Biden administration’s ambitious offshore wind targets, creating a significant challenge for one of the president’s top climate priorities. Recent weeks have seen a series of developers raise concerns over rising costs. In New Jersey, a developer warned earlier this month that...

No Fishing Wire on Veterans Day
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No Fishing Wire on Veterans Day

The Fishing Wire will not publish on Friday, November 11, 2022 in observance of Veterans Day. Our schedule resumes with our normal Monday, November 14 edition. – Toby Lapinski, Editor

How Ancient Fish Colonized the Deep Sea
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How Ancient Fish Colonized the Deep Sea

The deep sea contains more than 90% of the water in our oceans, but only about a third of all fish species. Scientists have long thought the explanation for this was intuitive — shallow ocean waters are warm and full of resources, making them a prime location for new species to evolve and thrive. But...

What You Should Know About Boating in Freezing Weather
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What You Should Know About Boating in Freezing Weather

The holiday season is fast approaching and, while most boaters in your neighborhood have winterized and stored their boat and engine until spring, you still have some late-season fishing and/or hunting on your to-do list. Several sections of the US offer outdoor activities late in the year – and all Mercury Marine outboards are rated to operate...