Fishermen

Fresh-caught crab on the first day of crab season.

First Day Of Crab Season Kicks Off The Holidays In The Bay Area

It 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.

11/15/2014

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Anglers Fear State EPA Study Would Bring Ban On Lead In Fishing Gear

California’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.

10/24/2014

A Coast Guard vessel. (CBS)

3 Commercial Fishermen Rescued From Sinking Boat Off Sonoma Coast

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.

03/25/2014

Mud Cracks

Recreational Fishing Banned On Portions Of Drought Stricken Bay Area Rivers

California fishing regulators have closed down recreational angling on portions of two of drought-starved rivers due to concerns about salmon and steelhead trout.

02/05/2014

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North Coast Commercial Crab Season Delayed Again

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.

12/23/2012

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Bay Area Crab Boats Remain Idle As Price Dispute Drags On

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.

12/10/2012

Squids on display at a food market.(Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images)

California Squid Fishermen Enjoy Record Haul For 3rd Straight Year

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.

12/03/2012

Missing Boaters Locator Map

Family Discovers Body Of 1 Of 2 Missing San Mateo Coast Fishermen

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.

10/02/2012

Salmon filets. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Fisherman Excited For Rebounding Salmon Season

After years of watching their industry collapse, Bay Area commercial fishermen are saying this salmon season is rebounding to near record levels.

05/02/2012

Salmon filets. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Fishermen Report Strong Start To Salmon Season

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.

04/09/2012

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