November 11, 2005 |
Legendary bass fishing pro Roland Martin announced his retirement last week, prompting a Times assistant editor to wonder: "Guy retires from fishing ... how do you do that?" Although Martin has hung up his rod and reel when it comes to work, that's not the case when it comes to fun. As Martin explained in the Inside BASS newsletter: "I had a glorious fall season without worrying about tournaments. I killed a couple of moose in Alaska and a big elk in Utah. And I did all kinds of neat fishing.
January 5, 2003 |
And now, even dolphins.... Yielding to international pressure, the U.S. government has watered down the popular grocery labeling program that gave consumers a choice to buy "dolphin-safe" tuna fish. Nobody and nothing, it seems, is safe anymore. Critics have been warning that globalized free trade will mean the incremental demise of U.S. conservation standards -- and this is proof. That small but celebrated dolphin-safe logo on cans and packages of tuna in the supermarket?
May 25, 2000 |
It will begin any day now, along Sicily's western coast. The elaborate nets woven in a sequence of chambers that feeds into the square Camera di Morte--Room of Death--have, likely, already been set. A large, intricate cross, adorned with colorful images of Catholic saints, is already aloft, guarding the submerged nets and ensuring their bounty.
October 3, 1999 |
Big tuna are so plentiful off Cape Cod this year that inexperienced weekend fishermen are taking to the seas--and getting in over their heads. At least three vessels have capsized in the last week, two of them because the fish were too big for the boats. "So far, we've been very fortunate that we haven't lost anyone yet," said Coast Guard Lt. Craig Jaramillo. In the 47 years he has been fishing off Cape Cod, old salt Russ Chase said he has never seen tuna fever like this.
July 26, 1997 |
The Senate reached a compromise Friday to allow food processors to sell tuna in the United States even if dolphins were killed when the tuna were caught. But the companies would not be allowed to label the cans "dolphin safe."
July 24, 1997 |
With the emotion evoked by Flipper the friendly dolphin, a complicated dispute over just when a can of tuna can be deemed "dolphin safe" has riven the environmental community and now has landed in the Senate. The controversy stretches from Capitol Hill to the depths of the eastern tropical Pacific and the rough-and-tumble world of deep-sea fishing.