For this fly-fishing outfitter, demand is outpacing supply

Feb 26, 2021
Has fly fishing become too popular during the pandemic? A Georgia outfitter shares his story about keeping up with demand.
People "go fishing a lot more than they used to," says Gary Merriman, who owns a fly-fishing store. "Everybody wants to be outside."
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Running a seafood business on the eve of Brexit

Nov 23, 2018
Brexit could make waves in the seafood industry. But for now, it's a waiting game.
Ronald Scordia, of Angelbond, posing with crawfish.
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For small commercial fishermen in Alaska, the business can be boom or bust

Aug 22, 2018
Why one fisherman in Alaska won't leave the industry, despite the ups and downs.
Salmon fishermen hauling in salmon on July 1, 2015 in Newtok, Alaska.
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A rise in foreign industrial trawlers off the coast of Senegal is causing local fishermen to lose their livelihoods

Apr 19, 2018
West Africa loses $1.3 billion a year as a result of illegal fishing from foreign trawlers. Senegal, the country hardest hit, loses $300 million a year, or 2 percent of its GDP.
A beach in Dakar is full of unused pirogues, or wooden fishing boats. Senegal loses an estimated $300 million a year as a result of competition from foreign industrial trawlers that fish off its coast.
Photo courtesy of Zach Campbell

New law could make California fishing licenses more user friendly

Jun 20, 2017
For all its ocean docks, lakes, river and streams, the state has the fewest people who go fishing per capita.
A fisherman casts his line into the Sacramento River.
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Wisconsin lake yields prized sturgeon, if you can spear it

Apr 6, 2017
Frozen Lake Winnebago is no deterrent for anglers looking for the huge fish that is the source of Russian caviar.
Freshwater sturgeon can be found around the world and can weigh up to 100 pounds.
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Oyster farms grow in Rhode Island. Are they a problem?

Dec 15, 2016
The oyster farms compete with boaters and other users of the coast's shallow salt ponds.
American oysters farmed in salt ponds.
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U.S. seeks to boost its production of seafood

Nov 25, 2016
Americans import about 90 percent of the seafood consumed in the U.S., and about half comes from fish farms or aquaculture. The Obama Administration wants to decrease our reliance on imported seafood with efforts to allow fish farming in some federal waters — which begin 3 miles off states’ shorelines. Farmed fish create pollution with […]
A hamachi sashimi dish.  
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Bass Pro Shops to buy Cabela's

Oct 3, 2016
Bass Pro Shops will acquire rival, Cabela's, in a deal worth $5.5 billion.
Cabela's 250,000 square foot retail outlet is seen in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. 
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As the ocean warms, changes on the job for Rhode Island lobstermen

Aug 12, 2016
A trip to the docks in Newport, Rhode Island.
Lobster fishing regulations have changed as the ocean warms.
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