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April 20, 2003
In "Going Overboard on the South Shore" (April 13), author Jeffrey Selin writes of how beautiful the marine and bird sanctuary is, yet there is a picture of a young man "with a moray eel he speared while snorkeling at Ulua Reef." Those of us who are scuba divers and snorkelers realize how irresponsible it is to spear fish (especially moray eels). The picture represents all that is bad about spearfishing.
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HEALTH
January 19, 2013 | By Mikaela Conley
Dylan Bruno bobbed buoy-like in his lizard-patterned wetsuit and offered some advice: "Just kind of float there for a minute. " I lowered myself into the water after not-so-gracefully wriggling into a wetsuit, gloves, hood, booties, snorkel - all the attire a woman hopes to be wearing upon meeting a chisel-cheeked actor turned avid spearfisherman. "Get comfortable," he said when I joined him. I dipped my face into the water and peered down. Kelp forests swayed 20 feet below. Garibaldi fish slowly moved out from their hiding spots and jerked back into them again.
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NEWS
May 6, 1989 | From United Press International
Police arrested about 200 protesters who gathered at Trout Lake to oppose a judge's decision extending the spearfishing season of the Chippewa Indians. More than 1,000 people staged a protest at the northern Wisconsin lake, objecting to U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb's decision not to halt the spearfishing at midnight Friday. The state of Wisconsin had sought an injunction to stop the spearfishing season as the general season opened today. Provisions of 19th-Century treaties give the Chippewa wide latitude to gather food throughout much of Northern Wisconsin.
SPORTS
July 18, 2006 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
Sharks in the water are supposed to mean the swimming competition for Gary Hall Jr., not challengers of a life-threatening nature. A spearfishing adventure for the Olympic swim star and his younger sister, Bebe, off the Florida Keys a few weeks ago nearly turned disastrous when they were attacked by a shark -- and survived. "It went from being a really very scary experience to a very cool experience the second we reached safety," Hall said last weekend at the Janet Evans Invitational at USC.
NEWS
May 8, 1989
Two Chippewa Indian bands in Lac du Flambeau, Wis., stopped spearfishing for the spring season, ending a practice that drew fierce opposition despite treaty protection, officials said. "It is a gesture of good will that neither the state officials nor the people of northern Wisconsin deserve, but that we are freely offering them anyway," said Michael Allen, chairman of the Lac du Flambeau Chippewa band. The spearfishing season, which coincides with the spring spawning of walleyed pike and which began April 23, normally ends in the beginning of May anyway.
SPORTS
April 28, 1989 | Dan Stanton
Diving for coins as an 8-year-old in Honolulu started Tommy Wright of Wilmington on a career of sportfishing, spearfishing and commercial diving. Wright arrived on the Wilmington scene 26 years ago and met diver Jim Smith of Palos Verdes, and he credits Smith with turning his hobby into a profitable career. Fifteen years ago, Wright purchased a boat, the Iwalanii, and during the season he dives for abalone at San Nicholas Island. On a recent trip there he jumped into a shallow rock crack, retrieved his take and discovered hundreds of small lobsters.
SPORTS
July 18, 2006 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
Sharks in the water are supposed to mean the swimming competition for Gary Hall Jr., not challengers of a life-threatening nature. A spearfishing adventure for the Olympic swim star and his younger sister, Bebe, off the Florida Keys a few weeks ago nearly turned disastrous when they were attacked by a shark -- and survived. "It went from being a really very scary experience to a very cool experience the second we reached safety," Hall said last weekend at the Janet Evans Invitational at USC.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2001
Dana Parsons' June 22 column could not have been more timely for me. The residents of Silverado and Modjeska canyons are not the only ones suffering the tender mercies of outsiders trying to change their way of life. When the Marine Corps stationed me at El Toro in 1975 for what would be the final tour of my 20-year career, I came looking for a place that would accommodate my retirement plans and free-dive spearfishing hobby. I wanted a home close to the harbor with a driveway that would hold my 24-foot boat in a community where it was legal to park one. I found my dream house in San Clemente.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2001 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ralph Davis, a West Coast skin-diving pioneer who founded the International Underwater Spearfishing Assn. half a century ago, has died. He was 83. Davis, a longtime Laguna Beach resident, died of heart failure June 13. "He dedicated his entire life to organizing the sport of spearfishing, not only in the United States but worldwide," said Skip Hellen, president of the IUSA, which registers world free-dive (without breathing apparatus) spearfishing records.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1989 | LESLIE WOLF, Times Staff Writer
News of a weekend fatal shark attack off the Ventura County coast traveled slowly down to San Diego. And, when it got here, it caused hardly more than a ripple of concern. In San Diego County, most lifeguard agencies were unaware of the Ventura County shark attack Monday afternoon--possibly the first such fatality in California in four years--and those who had heard the story said there was no cause for alarm.
TRAVEL
April 20, 2003
In "Going Overboard on the South Shore" (April 13), author Jeffrey Selin writes of how beautiful the marine and bird sanctuary is, yet there is a picture of a young man "with a moray eel he speared while snorkeling at Ulua Reef." Those of us who are scuba divers and snorkelers realize how irresponsible it is to spear fish (especially moray eels). The picture represents all that is bad about spearfishing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2001
Dana Parsons' June 22 column could not have been more timely for me. The residents of Silverado and Modjeska canyons are not the only ones suffering the tender mercies of outsiders trying to change their way of life. When the Marine Corps stationed me at El Toro in 1975 for what would be the final tour of my 20-year career, I came looking for a place that would accommodate my retirement plans and free-dive spearfishing hobby. I wanted a home close to the harbor with a driveway that would hold my 24-foot boat in a community where it was legal to park one. I found my dream house in San Clemente.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2001 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ralph Davis, a West Coast skin-diving pioneer who founded the International Underwater Spearfishing Assn. half a century ago, has died. He was 83. Davis, a longtime Laguna Beach resident, died of heart failure June 13. "He dedicated his entire life to organizing the sport of spearfishing, not only in the United States but worldwide," said Skip Hellen, president of the IUSA, which registers world free-dive (without breathing apparatus) spearfishing records.
NEWS
March 5, 2000 | BRENDAN FARRINGTON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
It's a rough day on the Gulf Stream. The 67-foot Calanus bobs in 4-foot waves as Stacy Luthy and Jerry Ault reel in a sailfish. This type of billfish grows up to 6 feet long, not including its long pointy beak. They're a prized catch for sport fishermen. Ault and Luthy are not out for sport, and the sailfish they have caught is not nearly so big. Measuring just under a half-inch, it can easily be placed on a fingertip. For the two University of Miami researchers, it's a keeper.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1995 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A scuba diver died on Thanksgiving Day while spearfishing a quarter-mile off Bird Rock, just north of Main Beach, a sheriff's spokesman said Thursday. Le Tran Nguyen of Huntington Beach, who was diving from a cabin cruiser, became separated from a diving companion who later notified lifeguards after the 49-year-old Nguyen failed to resurface.
NEWS
April 2, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
FBI agents and federal marshals will be sent to northern Wisconsin to help local authorities enforce Chippewa Indians' off-reservation hunting and fishing rights, a sheriff in Madison said. A federal judge issued a final ruling last month in a 16-year-old court battle over the Indians' right to carry out traditional spearfishing by flashlight soon after the ice breaks up on northern Wisconsin lakes.
NEWS
April 2, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
FBI agents and federal marshals will be sent to northern Wisconsin to help local authorities enforce Chippewa Indians' off-reservation hunting and fishing rights, a sheriff in Madison said. A federal judge issued a final ruling last month in a 16-year-old court battle over the Indians' right to carry out traditional spearfishing by flashlight soon after the ice breaks up on northern Wisconsin lakes.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 1989 | Max Jacobson
Consider the oyster. Food writer M.F.K. Fisher did. And so, for that matter, does McCormick and Schmick, a new Irvine eatery that serves the best oysters this side of Puget Sound, plus a variety of other knockout seafood specialties. Don't be surprised to discover that you are going to have to wait for a table. The restaurant is the latest member of a chain that originated in the Pacific Northwest, headed by Bill McCormick and Doug Schmick of Traditional Concepts Inc. This company owns wholesale fisheries and other related concerns, and the result is a broad variety of what the company boasts as "impeccably fresh fish."
NEWS
May 8, 1989
Two Chippewa Indian bands in Lac du Flambeau, Wis., stopped spearfishing for the spring season, ending a practice that drew fierce opposition despite treaty protection, officials said. "It is a gesture of good will that neither the state officials nor the people of northern Wisconsin deserve, but that we are freely offering them anyway," said Michael Allen, chairman of the Lac du Flambeau Chippewa band. The spearfishing season, which coincides with the spring spawning of walleyed pike and which began April 23, normally ends in the beginning of May anyway.
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