Written by Sacramento Bee
March 2, 2016
Last week, the Pacific Fishery Management Council released its annual population estimates for Chinook off the Pacific Coast. The council estimates about 300,000 adult fall-run salmon from the Sacramento River system are swimming off the coast this year. For the past several years, the forecasts have predicted more than 600,000 salmon.
Written by Tampa Bay Times
March 2, 2016
Under federal fisheries management, red snapper populations in the Gulf of Mexico are recovering and the boating and fishing industries have grown. But on Thursday, a U.S. Senate committee will hear a proposal that could gut a decade of recovery and growth for both. The idea floated by Sen. David Vitter, R-La., would create a piecemeal system by extending the state waters of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi from 3 miles to 9. In addition, his plan would loosen some of the stronger tenets of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act — like science-based rebuilding timelines and annual catch limits.
Written by New Bedford Standard Times
February 29, 2016
They called him “The Codfather” and like his namesake in the movies, everybody secretly loved him.
Sure, he was a rough, tough guy who said “mother------” every other sentence.
Sure, he liked to brag about how he got the money to buy his first boat might not have all been on the “up and up.”
But he was a big success.
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