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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2002 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an emergency action, federal officials Thursday ordered a halt to commercial fishing off much of the California coast beginning July 1 for varieties of rockfish commonly sold as red snapper, including one type so overfished it may take 90 years to recover. The Pacific Fishery Management Council also requested that California officials extend the ban to recreational fishermen as soon as possible--which probably means early July.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2006 | Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writer
Federal regulators are considering an unprecedented ocean fishing ban on Chinook salmon along 700 miles of California and Oregon coast, threatening to spread distress from beleaguered commercial fleets to family dinner tables. The Pacific Fishery Management Council meets next week in Seattle to recommend how the federal government should tackle a problem caused by plummeting commercial salmon stocks on the troubled Klamath River.
NATIONAL
March 1, 2012 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
  The once-legendary salmon streams of the Pacific Northwest have been battling steep declines in the celebrated fish for years, and nowhere has the challenge been tougher than on the Klamath River, with salmon struggling to survive the perils of dams, drought and water wars on the river that flows from southern Oregon into California. But in a stunning reversal that state wildlife officials are at a loss to fully explain, nearly 1.6 million chinook salmon, the big, meaty fish most prized by fishermen, are expected to try to make their way into and up the river to spawn this fall.
NEWS
November 16, 2000 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years, the best minds in the science of fisheries held a conceit: Humans could not drive oceanic fish into extinction. Now, America's preeminent professional society of fishery scientists has roiled those old waters and concluded that humans can--and are--pushing once-common species of saltwater fish toward the brink. In a study of North American waters, the 10,000-member American Fisheries Society listed 82 species and stocks as "at risk of extinction."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2006 | Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writer
Aboard his weatherworn fishing boat, Duncan MacLean has pulled a livelihood from the high seas. He takes pride in putting seafood on dinner tables. He loves his workday on the roller-coaster swells. But that storied way of life is at risk for West Coast fishermen. The culprit is a sick river and its dwindling salmon runs.
OPINION
December 30, 2008
Laura Bush does not have a halo, and, as far as we know, Dick Cheney doesn't wield a pitchfork. Yet it's hard not to see the two as the angel and the demon on President Bush's shoulders as he ponders whether to protect vast stretches of pristine ocean habitat in the remote Pacific. For months, Bush has been considering the creation of two sweeping marine reserves, a move that would make him the most ocean-friendly president in history.
NEWS
July 6, 1996 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael B. Montgomery, an El Monte attorney and former state Republican Party chairman, has been indicted on criminal charges of trying to influence Assemblyman Bill Hoge (R-Pasadena) to violate California's ethics and conflict-of-interest laws. Sacramento County Assistant Chief Deputy Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1992 | JEFF BARNARD, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Tom Davis spent three years restoring a 1920s Monterey clipper so he could follow his father down to the sea to fish for salmon. The little boat crashed again and again through a wall of water crossing the bar at the mouth of the mountain-lined Chetco River because Davis had to get onto the ocean to make a living.
NEWS
January 19, 1998 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Consider it a candidate for the Endangered Dishes List. Swordfish has long been popular on the menus of high-end restaurants. But now, in an unusual self-imposed moratorium, chefs at about 25 top restaurants along the East Coast and into Texas are about to voluntarily clear it from their grills, pans and plates.
SPORTS
June 14, 2002 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Schools of albacore are being found in many areas south of San Diego, but with class still in session, the passenger loads remain surprisingly light. "Business has been so-so, not spectacular but not bad," says John Yamate, manager of Seaforth Sportfishing. "A lot of people are busy with graduation right now and, basically, people just aren't in vacation mode yet." If any of the students get a party-boat trip as a graduation gift, they can expect a bite ranging from slow to very good.
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