July 8, 1994 |
Increasingly at odds over everything from wheat to wood, U.S. and Canadian trade officials tried but failed Thursday to defuse their fish war. Negotiators sat down at the table for three hours and emerged with little to say except that new talks will follow. "It was a useful and productive dialogue," a Commerce Department spokesman said. "Another meeting is scheduled."
August 28, 1990 |
This is the state where license plates carry the proud motto, The Last Frontier . This also seems to be the year for the question: So, what do we do now, when there is not enough frontier to go around? Federal officials, who control 60% of the terrain in Alaska, are embroiled in the issue all across the state.
November 12, 1989 |
Three miles offshore from Newport Beach, Ha Tan Bang stood on the rolling deck of the Saint Ann as a few purple, foot-long sea creatures known as slime eels slithered past. The Vietnam-born fisherman has been scouring the ocean muck for the last nine months in search of this hideous-looking eel--a creature most fishermen disdain. Even Ha was shocked the first time he saw one and thought: "Do I really want to do this?"
June 15, 1999 |
One North Korean patrol boat was sunk and a second was reported sinking today after a gun battle between North and South Korean vessels in the Yellow Sea on the eighth day of a naval standoff over a crab fishing area claimed by both countries.
March 25, 1995 |
Canada on Friday backed away from its policy of seizing Spanish trawlers in a disputed fishing zone off Newfoundland, while it tries to reach a negotiated agreement with the European Union. With talks under way in Vancouver, Fisheries and Oceans Minister Brian Tobin said Canada will leave undisturbed for the time being the 10 Spanish boats fishing for turbot in an area known as the "nose" of the Grand Banks.
June 26, 1992 |
Crewmen from a British warship boarded a French trawler off southwestern England on Thursday in an attempt to prevent a fishing war between the two countries' trawlers in the Atlantic. The Brecon, an armed mine hunter working as a fisheries protection vessel, sent a boarding party onto the Larche, a vessel involved in two recent clashes with British trawlers, after getting the French captain's permission, the British navy said.
February 5, 1990 |
Along this city's colorful Fisherman's Wharf, in coffee shops and on weathered piers, the fishermen hang out and talk of how successful Mike (Candy) Mitchell, "Johnny T." Tarantino and Phil Battaglia have been at catching halibut. Too successful, many competitors grouse.
November 15, 1989 |
Along the eastern shore is the 400-foot-high rock formation for which Pyramid Lake is named. It guards a smaller formation the Paiute Indians call, "Mother and the Basket." Steering a boat past the site, Jerry Hunter, a tribal fisheries employee, said: "She's supposed to have wept and filled the lake." That was, geologists say, between 9,000 and 40,000 years ago, when ancient Lake Lahontan covered most of what is now northern Nevada.
May 1, 1989 |
At nightfall, deep within thick stands of white birch and pine, the one they call Eagle Woman burns sweet grass and waves feathers over a small band of Chippewa to purify them for the mission ahead. The braves take drags off a ceremonial pipe, offer apologies to the fish they are about to spear and dip their boats into the icy, gin-clear waters of Rainbow Lake. Guided by bright lamps, they glide silently toward gravel-bottomed shallow waters where the tasty walleyed pike go to spawn shortly after the spring thaw.