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OPINION
August 31, 2002
Fishermen trawling the edges of ocean areas where fishing is banned or restricted--from Cape Canaveral to New England's Georges Bank and marine reserves in South Africa and New Zealand--are rewarded with more abundant catches of larger fish. Aside from more and bigger fish, ocean reserves often have a greater variety of marine life than other waters, according to a UC Santa Barbara study.
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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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2007 | Kenneth R. Weiss, Times Staff Writer
The federal government will announce today that it has permanently banned fishing from nearly 150 square miles around the Channel Islands, expanding a network of marine reserves that now make up the largest cluster of no-fishing zones in the continental United States. The action nearly doubles the amount of ocean off-limits to fishing in waters surrounding the five Channel Islands off Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. But it leaves nearly 80% of the area open to sport and commercial fishing.
SPORTS
March 13, 1987 | EARL GUSTKEY
Two California gray whales died in gill nets off Los Angeles County this week, just as organizers of an initiative campaign that would outlaw the nets within 75 miles of the coast are beginning their final drive to qualify for the 1988 state ballot. "We've got 150,000 signatures," said Ken Kukuda, a Newport Beach magazine publisher who began the drive a year ago.
SPORTS
June 13, 1986
A new herd of bighorn sheep at the eastern edge of Yosemite National Park produced eight lambs this spring, sparking hope that the herd will thrive in new surroundings. In March, 27 sheep were separated from a herd south of Bishop and released in Lee Vining Canyon near Mono Lake, but seven of them later died, trackers found. Jeff Keay, a Yosemite wildlife biologist, believes that the oldest and youngest sheep were the ones that died within two weeks of the move.
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