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August 14, 1994 | LAURA RANDALL, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
From August through December every year, the waters off Panacea, Fla., turn into a white-and-purple polka-dot sea as millions of jellyfish the size of soccer balls pulsate along this stretch of Gulf of Mexico coast. To commercial fishermen such as Leo Lovel of Panacea, and to every swimmer who has ever been stung by one, the cannonball jellyfish-- Stomolophus meleagris-- are, like jellyfish everywhere, a painful, irritating nuisance. But to Florida aquaculture officials, the cannonballs are potential moneymakers.
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February 18, 2013 | By Shan Li
The California fishing industry appears to be on the upswing. After overfishing and conservation efforts limited the catch for fishermen in recent years, those who ply the seas are now enjoying bigger hauls and raking in more profits, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Some fishermen who were initially skeptical of tighter regulations say they now see the benefit of the curbs, and towns along the Pacific Coast that depend on fishing are enjoying a rebound, the Associated Press reported.
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NEWS
May 18, 1989
Your May 11 article about Channel Islands Harbor certainly sums up 10 years of blatant discrimination against commercial fishermen. It also clearly shows a flagrant dismissal and disregard for the California Coastal Commission permit of 1982. The statement that the commercial dock and related facilities haven't been completed because of "unforeseen problems" is ludicrous and insulting to the intelligence of the public. The strict language used in the eligibility requirements to define commercial fishermen for access to the commercial marina is a sham.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2010 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
More than 350 square miles of ocean from Point Conception to the U.S.-Mexico border ? about 15% of the Southern California coast ? will be protected under a network of marine reserves narrowly approved by state wildlife officials. The 3-2 vote Wednesday by the California Fish and Game Commission bans or restricts fishing in 49 protected marine areas designed to replenish depleted fish populations and protect marine life. The regulations come more than a decade after state legislators passed the California Marine Life Protection Act, which charged Fish and Game officials with establishing a statewide chain of sanctuaries.
NEWS
June 10, 1999 | Reuters
Commerce Secretary Bill Daley has announced that his department will provide $5 million in disaster relief to commercial fishermen who have suffered from declining stocks in the Gulf of Maine. Under the proposed National Marine Fisheries Service plan, eligible boat captains would be allotted $1,500 for each day they were unable to fish from February through June of 1999. Part of the money would be earmarked for boat crews, according to the announcement late Tuesday.
NATIONAL
October 26, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A nor'easter that drew energy from the remnants of Hurricane Wilma battered New England and the mid-Atlantic states with high waves and strong winds, brought snow to inland areas and knocked out power to about 200,000 homes and businesses. On Massachusetts' Cape Cod, one harbor master recorded sustained winds of 56 mph and gusts of 70 mph. Many commercial fishermen stayed in port. Dozens of flights were canceled at Boston's Logan Airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1992
It would seem to me that the commercial fishermen are overabundant. The number of traps in the waters off our Southern coast has increased from about 500 to an estimated 4,500. The licensing agencies for commercial fishing should regulate the number of permits allowed for a given area along the coast. It is not the sportfishermen who are depleting the resources of our oceans, but the overpopulation of commercial traps. They are depleting their own profits. As a sportfisherman, I can attest to the fact that one or two legal lobsters on any given night is a good catch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1989
About a year and a half ago, the Legislature, responding to the mounting deaths of sea mammals and marine birds caught in the narrowly woven plastic gill nets used by commercial fishermen, banned the use of the deadly nets along the Central California coast. They had already been banned in Northern California waters. It is now time to extend that ban and eliminate gill-net fishing along the entire California coastline. A bill (AB 1) introduced by Assemblywoman Doris Allen (R-Cypress)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1999
Re "Keeping Beaches Clean a Priority," June 3. I would like to say thank you to the people and groups involved in the cleanup. I am a commercial and sea urchin diver who has worked underwater in Southern California for 20 years. On June 2, a gas line operated by Avera Petroleum Co. in the Ventura River flood plain broke, spewing benzene, methane and hexane. How do you clean up something like this? You do not. Fish die, the environment fails. Everything winds up in my workplace. This is just one example, practically meaningless in the big picture.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1990
As a commercial fisherman, commercial gill net fisherman to be exact, this letter is long overdue. You see, I have been a fisherman for 19 years and have watched my industry go from moderately lucrative to practically non-existent, all the while never speaking out for fear it would make matters even worse. The time has come for that to change. It is very disturbing to see the manipulative tactics used by Assemblywoman Doris Allen and the yachting and sportfishing associations to gain public support for an anti-gill net proposition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2007 | Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writer
Like nearly every other West Coast fisherman's wife, Ronnie Pellegrini fretted as a near-shutdown of last year's salmon season hammered California's commercial fleet. Enough is enough, she decided one day. So she turned on the computer in her Eureka home -- and turned to EBay.
SPORTS
January 5, 2007 | Pete Thomas
The colorful game fish, with its iridescent green and yellow hues, is called dorado, which roughly translates to "golden one." It's wildly acrobatic at the end of a line and wonderfully delicious off the grill. Tourists in southern Baja California can find it at many restaurants, usually listed under its other name, mahi mahi. But the difference between the fish served here and that in Hawaiian restaurants is that the Mexican variety, in some cases, is tainted gray ... as in gray area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2006 | Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writer
Fishermen buffeted a federal advisory panel Tuesday with warnings that a proposed halt on salmon fishing this year would unleash an economic catastrophe on the coast. During a daylong hearing of the Pacific Fishery Management Council, more than three dozen commercial and recreational anglers said a fishing ban would unfairly punish them for a problem they didn't cause: the sagging salmon runs on the beleaguered Klamath River.
NATIONAL
October 26, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A nor'easter that drew energy from the remnants of Hurricane Wilma battered New England and the mid-Atlantic states with high waves and strong winds, brought snow to inland areas and knocked out power to about 200,000 homes and businesses. On Massachusetts' Cape Cod, one harbor master recorded sustained winds of 56 mph and gusts of 70 mph. Many commercial fishermen stayed in port. Dozens of flights were canceled at Boston's Logan Airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2003 | Kenneth R. Weiss, Times Staff Writer
The federal government on Wednesday proposed shutting down the West Coast's commercial swordfish fishing fleet, saying that too many sea turtles are being inadvertently snagged on baited hooks in violation of the Endangered Species Act.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 2002 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The old Eureka Ice building stands almost empty, its cavernous, frost-caked rooms testimony to a dying industry once sustained by the Klamath River and its fish. Where the once-mighty Klamath River meets the sea, commercial fishermen and Native American tribes together struggle to eke out a livelihood from steadily dwindling salmon stocks.
NEWS
June 18, 1986 | LINK MATHEWSON
The Pacific Region National Coalition for Marine Conservation (NCMC-PR) raised $120,000 Friday night at its seventh annual fund-raiser to support proper management of marine resources. Visor caps and deck shoes among glittery gowns were the only immediate evidence of a preoccupation with the deep as 400 enjoyed Oceans Celebration '86 at the Irvine Marriott; honorary hosts were Buddy Ebsen and Merlin Olsen.
NEWS
May 9, 1988
Fishermen who charged that tons of mud dredged from the Oakland harbor could wreck their businesses if it were dumped in prime fishing waters south of San Francisco have won a federal court order stopping the dumping. "We're hoping this will buy us enough time to make an appropriate appeal," said Roger Beers, the attorney representing commercial fishermen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2000 | AARON SANDERFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A plan that could extend the boundaries of Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary all the way to the beach is causing alarm among commercial fishermen and harbor operators who worry the action could threaten their livelihoods. The federal Sanctuary Advisory Council discussed five preliminary options to expand the protected waters at a workshop Tuesday in Oxnard.
NEWS
June 10, 1999 | Reuters
Commerce Secretary Bill Daley has announced that his department will provide $5 million in disaster relief to commercial fishermen who have suffered from declining stocks in the Gulf of Maine. Under the proposed National Marine Fisheries Service plan, eligible boat captains would be allotted $1,500 for each day they were unable to fish from February through June of 1999. Part of the money would be earmarked for boat crews, according to the announcement late Tuesday.
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