Fishing

A fishing boat makes its way through the harbor near pier 45  in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

West Coast Sardine Fishing Season Called Off In Effort To Stave Off Industry Collapse

Fisheries managers have decided to call off the West Coast sardine fishing season that starts in July because of rapidly dwindling numbers, hoping to save an iconic industry from the kind of collapse that hit in the 1940s and lasted 50 years.

04/13/2015

Lake Powell (credit: Thinkstock)

An Outdoorsman’s Guide To Visiting Lake Powell

You will be amazed as to everything you can experience during a vacation to Lake Powell. You will be able to fish, hike, camp and explore the waterways aboard a houseboat, making your Lake Powell vacation one of the best outdoor getaways you have ever experienced.

03/31/2015

“Whale without a tail” on Sunday off Dana Point; photo by Mike Myers/Dana Wharf Whale Watching

VIDEO: Rare Sighting Of Whale Without Tail In Southern California

Had passengers aboard the Dana Pride not seen the gray whale surface and blow a plume of mist into the air, they would not have had any idea what they were looking at.

03/19/2015

Bluefin Fishing (Photo by Fabienne Faur/Getty Images)

Feds Move To Stop Fishing Crimes By Tracking Seafood Imports

In an effort to eradicate illegal fishing and seafood fraud, the Obama Administration is launching a fish tracking system that would eventually tell consumers where their fish was caught, processed and stored.

03/17/2015

A school of bluefin tuna. (NOAA)

West Coast Scientists Fishing For Solutions To Bluefin Tuna Overfishing

In the San Francisco Bay Area, no matter how you slice it, we’re wild about raw fish. But we have a big problem: We love this fish so much that we’re eating it into extinction.

02/23/2015

Dungeness Crab Fisherman

Commercial Crab Fishermen Set Traps Ahead Of Saturday Season Opening

Commercial crab fishermen dropped their pots Friday morning, about 18 hours before the official start to the season.

11/14/2014

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

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

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hawksbill patrols San Francisco Bay. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Coast Guard Responds To Report Of Capsized Boat Carrying 3 Near Fort Ross

Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard station in Bodega Bay responded Tuesday afternoon to a report of a capsized vessel south of Fort Ross.

10/07/2014

(credit: Tom Stienstra)

Tom Stienstra Outdoor Report Links

Listen To Outdoors Reporter Tom Stienstra on KCBS All News 740AM | 106.9FM

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/15/2014

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hawksbill patrols San Francisco Bay. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Coast Guard Rescues Distressed Fishing Boat Near Duxbury Reef In Marin County

U.S. Coast Guard crews on Sunday assisted a distressed charter fishing vessel that was taking on water near Duxbury Reef in Marin County.

09/08/2014

more