April 27, 1999 |
The Clinton administration unveiled new Atlantic and Gulf Coast fishing restrictions aimed at rebuilding stocks of shark, Atlantic tuna and marlin, but environmentalists said the rules would not stem the severe decline of swordfish. Years of overfishing has resulted in so huge a drop in the number of Atlantic migratory fish that some species may soon be near extinction, conservationists said. The plan takes effect June 1.
January 14, 1999 |
Federal councils charged with managing fisheries are failing to halt overfishing and protect essential fish habitat as required by a 1996 law, a coalition of environmental groups charged. The Marine Fish Conservation Network asked that Commerce Secretary Bill Daley reject a series of management plans being submitted by the eight regional councils because, the group argued, they failed to adequately protect fisheries. Virtually all species of fish have declined off America's coasts.
June 19, 1998 |
The river is his, 100 miles of silt-choked brown water and all the clams he can haul up from the murk until he drops from fatigue. Dan Davies has the entire upper Mississippi River to himself, a diver's paradise, but he wonders how long it will be before he too is banished from its depths. Beyond blades of sun leaching through the cottonwoods and river maples, Davies nudges his flat-bottom boat out to pools where the clams lay stratified on the sandy Mississippi bottom like bricks in mortar.
June 11, 1998 |
Consumers could pay more for a filet of their favorite fish once the government is through imposing the toughest and most comprehensive series of restrictions ever on fishing in U.S. waters. The rules will sharply limit the net amount of fish and places where they can be pulled from the sea, "and that's going to mean less fish," said Richard Gutting, executive vice president of the National Fisheries Institute, an industry organization representing more than a thousand companies.
March 11, 1998 |
On the first visit to Canada in a decade by a U.S. secretary of State, Madeleine Albright on Tuesday announced new steps to resolve one of the few bitter disputes dividing the two neighbors--a fight over lucrative fishing rights for the Pacific salmon. Speaking at a news conference after spending much of the day with Lloyd Axworthy, her Canadian counterpart, Albright said that newly appointed Canadian and U.S.
July 30, 1997 |
Bob Thorstenson wryly calls it "the 56-hour fish war." When the season opened on U.S. pink salmon in southeast Alaska earlier this month, about 100 U.S. fishermen in boats along Noyes Island had precisely 56 hours to fish their faces off. That was the time allowed by U.S. regulators after a breakdown in talks for renewal of the 1985 U.S.-Canada salmon treaty, which was designed to fairly divide fishing rights while also conserving species.