National Fisherman

San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies cited four men for fishing for Dungeness crab out of season on Tunitas Creek Beach in unincorporated Half Moon Bay early Sunday morning, according to the sheriff's office.

Deputies saw several vehicles parked near the beach at 12:17 a.m. Sunday and found several men in the water, allegedly fishing with flashlights, sheriff's officials said.

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Inside the Industry

It’s no secret that fraud is a problem in the seafood industry. Oceana repeatedly touts a mislabeling epidemic. While their method has been criticized, the perception of rampant fraud  has been established.

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The Center for Coastal Studies recently announced that Owen Nichols, Director of the Center for Coastal Studies’ Marine Fisheries Research Program, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the John Annala Fishery Leadership Award by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. 

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