Lawsuit Over Otter-Free Zone In SoCal Fishing Grounds RevivedA federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit by commercial fishermen that challenges the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to do away with an otter-free zone in Southern California coastal waters.
Low Salmon Projections 'Punch In The Face' For FishermenBad days aren’t over yet for the Bay Area’s commercial fishing industry as fishermen on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf are facing restrictions during this year’s salmon season.
Many Crab Fishermen Keeping Traps Out Of Water Due To Domoic Acid ConcernsIt was big news last week when the state announced it was lifting a ban on crab fishing, but safety concerns are stopping some fishermen from setting any traps.
Man Leaps Off Antioch Bridge In Effort To Evade Police, Gets Arrested With Help From FishermenA pursuit Monday concluded with a man leaping from a bridge in Antioch, but police said he survived and was arrested with the help of some local fishermen.
Struggling Bodega Bay Crab Fishermen Get Boost From Community With Grocery Gift CardsCommunity members in Bodega banded together to help provide struggling crab fishermen with necessities as thousands of crab traps sit idle after the department of public health banned fishing for the popular crustaceans.
First Day Of Crab Season Kicks Off The Holidays In The Bay AreaIt marks the start of the holiday season for old-time San Franciscans and folks all over the Bay Area. There’s fresh crab available. The holidays start tonight.
Anglers Fear State EPA Study Would Bring Ban On Lead In Fishing GearCalifornia's Department of Toxic Substances Control, a part of the state Environmental Protection Agency, is getting a virtual earful from the sportfishing industry over the agency's proposed investigation into the use of toxic substances -- including lead, zinc and copper -- in fishing gear.
3 Commercial Fishermen Rescued From Sinking Boat Off Sonoma CoastThree 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.
Recreational Fishing Banned On Portions Of Drought Stricken Bay Area RiversCalifornia fishing regulators have closed down recreational angling on portions of two of drought-starved rivers due to concerns about salmon and steelhead trout.
North Coast Commercial Crab Season Delayed AgainThe 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.
Bay Area Crab Boats Remain Idle As Price Dispute Drags OnDungeness 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 Squid Fishermen Enjoy Record Haul For 3rd Straight YearCalifornia’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.