Tag Archives: offshore fishing

Simrad partners with Gray FishTag Research on sustainability efforts

Simrad Yachting – a division of Navico – announced the continued sponsorship of Gray FishTag Research (GFR). This ongoing support includes a monetary donation, as well as marine electronics to auction as part of their fundraising efforts.  “This year, with boat shows like the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show being cancelled, we decided to divert some of the resources we ...

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Bi-partisan Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act is vetoed

driftnet fishing legislation passes

President Trump vetoed the bi-partisan Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act (S. 906/H.R. 9179), led by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Representatives Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Penn.) that would have ended the use of large mesh drift gillnets in U.S. waters. The mile-long nets drift overnight to catch swordfish, but often entangle, injure and kill more ...

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