North Texas Outdoors is a company that provides bass fishermen access to private lakes in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX, area. The fishermen enjoy the experience, as they are able to fish without a crowd of people and catch larger fish than they can in other lakes. [Read more…]
The European Union and Madagascar have agreed to extend their fisheries agreement until 1998. However, many Malagasy fishermen are not happy with the new deal because they were denied the opportunity to participate in the decision making process. Members of the Malagasy fishermen’s federation, Pecpama, are especially displeased because they wanted to draw attention to certain fishing rights and practices, including the underpayment of Malagasy fishermen who work on European ships.
Malagasy fishermen are fuming at a new fishing agreement ratified by the European Parliament in mid February. This could be the start of a long and continent wide fisheries row, reports Francois Misser. [Read more…]
A group of armed dissident Micmac fishermen has set up barricades near the Miramachi River in New Brunswick to protect their fishing rights claim. The dissidents oppose Eel Ground Micmac leader Roger Augustine’s fish conservation accord with Canada’s federal government. [Read more…]
Arguments for and against the lease or sale of fishing quotas by the government is discussed. The debate on levying fishing fees hold much importance to Iceland and it’s bid for EC membership. Iceland’s other partners in the European Free Trade Assn have shown inclinations of joining the EC in the near future, leaving the country to face possible political and economic isolation. Observers say that the existing EC Common Fisheries Policy is ‘fundamentally incompatible’ with Iceland’s national interest. [Read more…]