Three commercial fishermen were rescued on Monday morning when their 34-foot vessel struck a rock and started sinking near Salt Point on the Sonoma Coast.
California fishing regulators have closed down recreational angling on portions of two of drought-starved rivers due to concerns about salmon and steelhead trout.
The commercial season for Dungeness crab along California’s north coast has been delayed a third time, according to the California Department of Fish and Game.
Dungeness crab boats in the fishing ports of San Francisco, Half Moon Bay and Bodega Bay were idle for a sixth day because of a price dispute.
California’s market squid fishermen are hauling in record numbers as ocean conditions have for the third-straight year helped them net the legally allowed maximum.
Family members of two San Francisco fishermen who went missing in the waters off of the San Mateo County coast discovered the body of one of the fishermen just north of Pigeon Point Lighthouse on Monday afternoon, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
After years of watching their industry collapse, Bay Area commercial fishermen are saying this salmon season is rebounding to near record levels.
There’s nothing fishy about it – the reports from sport salmon fishermen are positive after the Easter holiday weekend, which also marked the opening weekend of the 2012 fishing season.
The crab season has finally arrived, but local fishermen say the initial catch is down from last year’s record-setting harvest.
Tuesday’s start of the California Dungeness crab season appeared to be in jeopardy, considering buyers and crabbers had – as of Monday morning – not reached an agreement on pricing.