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Sharks could soon be invading the coastal waters of northern Oregon. The well-being of tourists would be at stake. Surfers would surf at greater risk. Sailboarders would sail ill at ease. Children playing at the water's edge might face imminent danger. "We are surfers, sailboarders, swimmers, jet skiers. It's our playground," Steve McKenzie said of the waters in and about the Columbia River.
June 6, 1997
Anglers can take advantage of many Southern California ocean fishing locations. Half-day, three-quarter-day and overnight boats are available. Many landings also offer twilight fishing through late-afternoon and evening hours. A list of area fishing outlets: * Capt. Louie Abbott's Harbor Village Sportfishing--1591 Spinnaker Dr., Suite 114, Ventura. Full-day boat--$45 from 4 a.m.-5 p.m., weekdays. Full-day boat--$65 from 11 p.m.-5 p.m. Three-quarter day boat--$32 from 6 a.m.-4 p.m.
June 7, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Fishermen who use bows and arrows to spear their catch will no longer be allowed to practice the controversial sport in Imperial Beach. The City Council voted unanimously to ban bow fishing, which opponents said put surfers and swimmers at risk.
March 16, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A governor's task force on Wednesday urged the state to ban ocean fishing on about 10% of the Central Coast and limit commercial fishing on an additional 10% of near-shore waters to protect fish and other overexploited sea life. The Blue Ribbon Task Force voted 5 to 0 to forward its recommended network of marine reserves to state officials.
July 4, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
State and federal officials have recommended keeping 25% of the waters around Channel Islands National Park off-limits to fishing. The move came after fishermen, environmentalists and other interested parties failed to reach an agreement on the management of Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Monday's recommendation will be considered by the state Fish and Game Commission, which meets in August in Santa Barbara.
December 15, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A fishing boat rolled over and sank off the coast of Cape Cod, killing at least two crew members and leaving a third man missing. The New Bedford-based Atlanta foundered and sank 27 miles south of Chatham after setting off its emergency beacon, according to Coast Guard spokeswoman Linda O'Brien. O'Brien said four survivors were hospitalized in stable condition.
June 2, 2003 | From Reuters
The government said today that it will ban fishing in about one-third of the Great Barrier Reef to protect the world's largest living structure from the impact of humankind. The coral reef, one of Australia's main tourist attractions with its magnificent array of tropical fish, is under threat from record high temperatures, overfishing and pollution.
March 24, 1990
Fly-fishing opportunities in close-to-home California waters will highlight Conclave '90, the annual festival sponsored by the Federation of Fly Fishers April 7-8 at Airport Marina Hotel in Los Angeles. More than 3,000 beginning, novice and expert fly-fishers are expected at "California Fly-Fishing Adventures," the largest fly-fishing-only show in the United States, according to co-chairmen Dick Lange and Milt Huber.
January 27, 1994 | ROBERT BARKER
The fish weren't biting much when anglers of the Huntington Beach Fishing Club tested the waters off Huntington Beach Pier on Wednesday, but the weather and the view were perfect so nobody seemed to mind much. The club, which formed last June as a social and inexpensive recreational activity, gets together several times each month. On Wednesday, they cast their lines in search of fun and found it. The club is made up of about 30 senior citizens but membership is open to anyone who likes to fish.
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