Would you buy a fish for $70,000? He
did(December 6) - Sushi restaurateur Kiyoshi Kimura paid about
$70,000 for a 507-pound bluefin tuna in the year's celebratory first
auction at Tokyo's Tsukiji market on Sunday, just 5% of what he paid
a year earlier despite signs that the species is in decline.
Which Muskie is the Current
Muskie madness: two potential world
records in two days - On December 2 on the St. Lawrence River out
of New York,Matt Forjohn landed a world record muskie. This fish
exceeded the existing length record by two centimeters, and Forjohn
adhered to International Game Fish Association rules. An IGFA spokesman
even implied that everything seemed to be in order, and said the catch
was under world-record consideration. But then came the unexpected
twist. According to an IGFA announcement issued Thursday, "a rare thing
happened in the world of sportfishing: two different anglers caught
potential new all-tackle length record muskies in the same river only
two days apart." Complete Story
One Law is Saving
Fish Species from Collapse
- We Must Keep it Alive - For
the first time in a generation, fish populations are getting healthier –
science-based management and rebuilding requirements have led to the
recovery of 23 fish species since 2000, according to NOAA Fisheries.
This list includes popular fish like New England sea scallop, which
comprises the second most valuable commercial fishery in the country,
and summer flounder, a favorite for recreational anglers and local
seafood markets in the Mid-Atlantic.
Arkansas record bass caught illegally
- Several media outlets in Arkansas are now reporting that the
potential state record largemouth bass was caught illegally. It appears
Paul Crowder of Forrest City, Ark., had been fishing without a license
since April 2011. Not only will the record return to Aaron Mardis,
Crowder could be forced to pay $1,000 and spend 30 days in jail. Crowder's fish weighed 16 pounds, 5 ounces,
while Mardis' weighed 16-4.
Record size blue
catfish caught from Santee Cooper system - Leland Selph
of Cross ran a trotline on Lake Moultrie and caught a blue catfish that
tipped the scales at 136 pounds, 6 ounces and 56 inches in length. The
fish would have surpassed the current 21-year-old state record of 109
pounds, 4 ounces.
Wisconsin Assembly passes crossbow fishing bill - The
state Assembly has approved a Republican bill that would let people kill
fish with crossbows. Currently, people can use bows and arrows to shoot
rough fish, including carp, goldfish, alewife and rainbow smelt. The
measure would allow people to use crossbows as well and expands the list
of rough fish they could target to include Asian carp. The Assembly
passed the bill 95-0 on Thursday. It goes next to the state Senate.
Girls Gone Fishing
Vancouver man lands record fish - A West Vancouver man made headlines last month when he shattered a Haida Gwaii fishing lodge record by hauling in an 84-pound Chinook
salmon. Chris Lewis reeled in the monster fish - the same weight, it
turns out, as his son's Bernese mountain dog - on an excursion from
Queen Charlotte Lodge.Lewis knew he had something big on the line the
moment he felt the first tug, he said, but that didn't prepare him for
what he saw when it surfaced."It was absolutely massive," said Lewis. "I
realized we really had a very large fish." It took half an hour to reel
it in, but Lewis said it wasn't his hardest catch ever - although it may
have been the most nerveracking. "
Father and Son Kayak Fishing Trip Snags Shark - A father and son in
Texas got quite a ride while fishing in a kayak off the Galveston coast.
It's apparently a new fishing challenge in the area, and thanks to their
video camera, they can share with the world their catch of a seven-foot
shark. Kevin Stevens and his son Hunter snagged the shark less than a
mile off the island's west end. "Super scary and crazy," is how Hunter
described the ordeal. "Instead of us using all of our energy to try to
pull the shark, the shark pulls the kayak. It's called the Texas sleigh
ride," said Kevin. For an hour, Hunter let the camera roll while his dad
wrestled with the black tip shark, dragging them up and down the beach.
"Yeah, I was like seriously stop, I'm done, I don't want to see
anymore," says Hunter's mom Christina Stevens. "I mean seriously, I
watched Jaws at a very young age "