May 23, 1997 |
Nearly 750 fishermen were reported missing in the Bay of Bengal, three days after a cyclone battered the Bangladesh coast, killing about 100 people. "About 750 of our men are still missing," said Kabir Ahmed, a fishing association leader. "They went to sea before the cyclone struck Monday but did not return. We only hope they . . . come back alive, but no official search has been launched."
January 24, 1987
The U.S. Coast Guard, employing a Falcon jet flown in from San Diego, resumed its search Friday for two Santa Barbara commercial fishermen whose boat was found capsized with "HELP" scrawled on the hull. Ted Hashamoto, 36, and William Dawson, 32, were several days overdue when the Coast Guard on Wednesday found their boat, the Carol Lee, upside down and partially submerged in an area where winds had whipped waves to heights of 18 feet.
June 30, 1985 |
When Port of Los Angeles officials approved a plan in 1981 to invest millions of dollars to overhaul the dilapidated facilities at Fish Harbor on Terminal Island, commercial fishermen thought their fortunes had finally changed.
February 3, 1986 |
Way off to the east, Otay Mountain and a cloud cover were blocking the sun from making its first appearance of the morning. Down in Lower Otay Lake near Harvey's Arm, the fishermen, like the sun, were having difficulty attaining their goal; fishing along the lake was as quiet as the sunrise. But shortly after 7, the clouds broke up, and sunshine finally begin to peak past Otay Mountain, sending a golden glow across the water.
February 27, 1987 |
After years of talking about doing something to improve Lake Mead bass fishing, bass fishermen are going to attempt to artificially fertilize 20,000 acres of the lake's Overton Arm May 30-31. More than 1,000 fishermen on about 300 boats will each pour in roughly 70 gallons of a liquid fertilizer. Mead's fisheries have been in a steady decline, biologists say, since the completion of upstream Glen Canyon Dam in 1963.
May 24, 1998 |
Former Los Angeles Dodger Brett Butler delivers an inspiring talk on The Kidsongs Television Show (KCET, Sunday at 7 a.m.). He recounts how he was the smallest kid in his neighborhood and often the last to be picked for teams, yet never stopped trying. Children also hear that baseball is not all glamour; it requires lots of practice and determination to bring about success. Sportsmanship is demonstrated through music videos, which include "It's Not If You Win or Lose." For ages 2 to 12.
June 2, 2008 |
Americans are shell-shocked at $4-a-gallon gas. But consider France, where a gallon of petrol runs nearly $10. Or Turkey, where it's more than $11. Drivers around the world are being pummeled by the effects of record gas prices. And now some are hitting back, staging strikes and protests from Europe to Indonesia to demand that governments do more to ease the pain. It's a growing problem in a world that's increasingly mobile and more vulnerable than ever to the cost of crude oil, which is racing higher by the day and showing no signs of stopping.
May 29, 2010 |
It was a bad time to hold a seafood festival, Day 39 of the United States' worst oil spill. But this is a place that worships seafood, and on Saturday, the Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival went on as scheduled. People danced and ate and tried to divert their minds from the impending ecological disaster at their shores. They came to dig into fried catfish, savor broiled oysters and munch shrimp on a stick. By midday, about 1,000 people had already gathered at a grassy field at the parish's fairgrounds, about 30 minutes outside New Orleans.
July 19, 2009
Re: "A once-thriving industry awaits a blast of fresh air," July 11: Although the main focus of the article concerned a proposed local freezing facility, it highlighted the tragic loss of jobs as a result of decades of massive over-exploitation of marine resources by commercial fishermen. If reasonable restricted harvests had been implemented in the past, California's fishermen would be enjoying bountiful harvests such as those of Alaska's properly managed fisheries. Steve Tyler Orange
February 18, 2013 |
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.