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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.
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.
BUSINESS
April 8, 2010 | By Hal Bernton
In 1911, Tordenskjold, a 75-foot schooner hewed from old-growth fir, left the Ballard, Wash., docks for its first season of halibut fishing off Alaska. Back then, sails supplemented the power of a feeble two-cylinder gas engine and the crew fished from small dories that launched over the side into the perilous North Pacific waters. Today, the Tordenskjold runs on diesel and the dories are long gone. But this boat still heads north each spring to join in a halibut harvest that over the last century has helped establish Ballard as a hub of the North American fishing industry.
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.
NATIONAL
April 7, 2009 | Kim Murphy
The giant factory fishing boats that take billions of pounds of pollock from Alaska's Bering Sea would face major limits on salmon caught accidentally in their nets under controversial regulations recommended Monday. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council endorsed rules intended to protect the steeply plummeting salmon stocks throughout the Pacific Northwest and guarantee more fish for villages across western Alaska.
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