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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1990
A 70-foot sport fishing boat ran aground on a sandy Santa Catalina Island beach early Monday, forcing the 38 people aboard the San Pedro-based vessel to go ashore at Goat Harbor. The cause of the grounding at 3:26 a.m. was not known, though the craft was on automatic pilot, said Los Angeles County Lifeguard Capt. Bob Buchanan. The Grande was pulled off the beach about two hours later by a lifeguard rescue boat and another vessel. No one was injured and there was little damage to the boat.
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NEWS
August 16, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Walk in the footsteps of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, movie director Cecil B. DeMille and actors Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel on Saturday when Catalina's exclusive Tuna Club opens for tours. The Avalon-based club , over 100 years old, is credited with originating the sport of big-game fishing and counts many famous anglers among its former members. It opens to the public one day annually for tours to raise money for the Catalina Island Museum . “We are excited to be able to offer such an exclusive opportunity to our members and the community of Avalon,” said Michael De Marsche, Catalina Island Museum executive director.
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NATIONAL
March 14, 2010 | By Johanna Neuman
It's the latest craze among the right-wing media -- a claim that President Obama, that enviro-friendly politician who knows Al Gore personally, is about to prohibit Americans from fishing on some of the nation's oceans, coastal areas and great lakes. Actually the White House has created a task force to study how to better manage the nation's use of its oceans, perhaps with an eye to limiting -- but not eliminating -- areas where sport fishing is allowed. There is, after all, an issue of depleting resources.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2012 | By Marisa Gerber, Los Angeles Times
A boy with brick-red curls and a film of sunscreen masking his freckles squeezed a chunk of dead squid onto his bait hook. Noah Lopez, 12, bit down on his lower lip and watched as the baby-blue fishing line that matched his hoodie unraveled into the Pacific Ocean. A moment after another boy yelled, "I just caught two!," Noah thought he felt a nibble. He started to crank up his line but felt no tension. He drooped his shoulders, let his line back out and waited. That morning, Noah, along with 73 other young students from Montebello, embarked on a fishing trip to San Pedro.
NEWS
September 15, 1985 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
At King Harbor in Redondo Beach, Terry Turk has operated a fishing barge for eight years. As he tallied final passenger figures for the month of August, Turk registered a 30% drop in customers from last year--the fourth consecutive monthly decline for the barge. Several miles down the coast in the Long Beach area, Frank Hale has run a sport fishing business for nearly 20 years.
NEWS
March 2, 1987
A Fountain Valley man was injured by a fish he was trying to catch. Lou Wiezai, 71, was aboard a sport fishing boat 250 miles south of the tip of Baja California when a large wahoo--a carnivorous game fish of the mackerel family that can weigh 100 pounds or more--leaped out of the water and sank its razor-sharp teeth into his arm, cutting it to the bone.
NEWS
May 5, 1989
A federal judge in Madison, Wis., refused to prohibit the Lac du Flambeau band of Chippewa Indians from spearing all of its allowable fish catch on some Wisconsin lakes. An agreement to cut the fish take was reached at a meeting more than two weeks ago between Gov. Tommy G. Thompson and leaders of the six Chippewa bands. But after increasing harassment by sport fishermen who are opposed to the Indians' off-reservation spearing, the tribal chief said that the band might begin taking 100% of the fish that biologists consider safe to take from a lake.
OPINION
November 18, 2009
Re "Panel draws line in the sea," Nov. 11 The article on the Marine Life Protection Area panel recommendations could have been more useful if it offered more facts and didn't merely present this as a case of fishermen vs. eco-preservationists. Many readers will be surprised to hear that the sportfishing community has been doing a lot to save the fishing populations and work with the system. Fishermen do want this to work. We use the ocean and the waters this law controls.
NEWS
August 16, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Walk in the footsteps of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, movie director Cecil B. DeMille and actors Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel on Saturday when Catalina's exclusive Tuna Club opens for tours. The Avalon-based club , over 100 years old, is credited with originating the sport of big-game fishing and counts many famous anglers among its former members. It opens to the public one day annually for tours to raise money for the Catalina Island Museum . “We are excited to be able to offer such an exclusive opportunity to our members and the community of Avalon,” said Michael De Marsche, Catalina Island Museum executive director.
HEALTH
October 22, 2001 | JONATHAN FIELDING and VALERIE ULENE
We've all heard that fish is a healthier alternative to red meat, and there's good reason for that. Fish is a rich source of protein, typically low in saturated fat, which is the type of fat that contributes to unhealthy cholesterol levels. Some fish may also contain fat that is good for your heart, such as the omega-3 fatty acids that you may have heard about. Studies show that regular consumption of fish containing omega-3 fatty acids is associated with a lower risk of heart disease.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2011 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
As reliably as masses of sea bass gather off the Southern California coast each summer, boatloads of anglers arrive to reel them in. But their bountiful catches are an illusion, scientists say. The populations of kelp bass and barred sand bass, two of the most popular — and easy to catch — saltwater fishes in Southern California, have plummeted 90% since 1980, according to a study led by a researcher at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 2011 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
Traces of mercury and PCBs are widespread in sport fish in California's urban coastal waters, a survey released last week by the state water board found. But 19% of the urban coastline sampled by researchers harbored fish with mercury in such high concentrations that they shouldn't be eaten by young women and children. Fourteen percent of locations had similarly elevated levels of PCBs. The findings, part of a two-year inquiry that is the largest statewide survey of contaminants in sport fish along the California coast, examined more than 2,000 fish from three dozen species gathered in 2009 from waters near Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.
NATIONAL
March 14, 2010 | By Johanna Neuman
It's the latest craze among the right-wing media -- a claim that President Obama, that enviro-friendly politician who knows Al Gore personally, is about to prohibit Americans from fishing on some of the nation's oceans, coastal areas and great lakes. Actually the White House has created a task force to study how to better manage the nation's use of its oceans, perhaps with an eye to limiting -- but not eliminating -- areas where sport fishing is allowed. There is, after all, an issue of depleting resources.
OPINION
November 18, 2009
Re "Panel draws line in the sea," Nov. 11 The article on the Marine Life Protection Area panel recommendations could have been more useful if it offered more facts and didn't merely present this as a case of fishermen vs. eco-preservationists. Many readers will be surprised to hear that the sportfishing community has been doing a lot to save the fishing populations and work with the system. Fishermen do want this to work. We use the ocean and the waters this law controls.
NATIONAL
October 22, 2006 | Lynn Marshall, Times Staff Writer
When Mark Lottis roars across the harbor in his 21-foot wooden longboat, fishermen and tourists cheer him -- but sea lions flee before him. Lottis is the town's first professional sea lion "hazer," a job he took on after most of the salmon hooked last year were snagged off the line by sea lions. The sea lion salmon thefts damaged the tourist and sport-fishing industry in this small coastal community at the mouth of the Rogue River. Some people said they'd never come back.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2006 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
The bright yellow and gray fishing lines perform slowmotion shimmies in midair before whipping out onto a shallow pond in front of the clubhouse of the Long Beach Casting Club. It's early evening, and overhead stadium lights illuminate half a dozen middle-aged and elderly anglers practicing fly casts. The light gives the dancing lines a magical glow.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1988
The article "Fisheries at Risk if More Delta Water Diverted" by Peter B. Moyle and Bruce Herbold (Opinion, July 3) on water supplies for fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and San Francisco Bay was dangerously oversimplified and based on assumptions of dubious technical merit. In actuality, the opinion of Moyle and Herbold that more water in the estuary means more fish is the subject of debate among experts and one not universally shared by their peers. The State Water Resources Control Board is the authority that will ultimately decide this complicated issue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2006 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
The bright yellow and gray fishing lines perform slowmotion shimmies in midair before whipping out onto a shallow pond in front of the clubhouse of the Long Beach Casting Club. It's early evening, and overhead stadium lights illuminate half a dozen middle-aged and elderly anglers practicing fly casts. The light gives the dancing lines a magical glow.
NEWS
February 5, 2006 | Lynn Brezosky, Associated Press Writer
A 9 1/2 -mile-wide bay separates rural Willacy County from a seeming paradise: Padre Island's isolated beaches, a nature retreat for bird watchers and what's considered some of the best sport fishing in the country. For about 40 years, the county has sought direct access to the riches of the narrow barrier island, with no success. The land to the north of a man-made ship channel dividing the island is the federally protected Padre Island National Seashore, a wilderness area.
NEWS
February 10, 2004 | PETE THOMAS
Just reward Amid stories about slaughter of marine life, mostly involving indiscriminate nets and baited long-lines, comes praise for a local organization working to enhance marine life. The United Anglers of Southern California, with a membership of about 10,000, was presented with the Conservation Association of the Year Award during the recent International Game Fish Assn. banquet in Palm Beach, Fla.
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