Too many purple sea urchins and not enough bull kelp continues to stymie California’s red urchin dive industry.
West Coast & Pacific
California fishermen fight to save the Dungeness crab fishery
after a three-year spike in whale entanglements
Cell phones are being used by fishermen on the West Coast to bounty hunt for pay for lost fishing gear.
All eyes and ears were on water temperatures and foreign trade tariffs as seiners hit their strides in the West Coast squid season.
As the fleet readied for this year’s season, questions remained whether last year’s sparse concentrations of albacore would go down as an anomaly or part of a trend
A bill that would allow officials and local tribes to lethally remove sea lions from specific areas of the Columbia River passed its first hurdle on Tuesday with a 288-116 vote in the U.S. House of Representatives.
After finishing up its 21st annual event, the FisherPoets Gathering reflects on its start and the tradition of commercial fishing community storytelling.
The abundance of smaller fish this year and the corresponding price per unit have created a market dynamic like the industry hasn’t seen in recent history.
A Superior Court judge in Thurston County, Wash., has ruled against Cooke Aquaculture, which had proposed a restocking of its Atlantic salmon net-pen farm at Cypress Island.
Over the weekend, the Pacific Fishery Management Council voted to allow up to 7,000 metric tons of sardines to be caught by West Coast fishermen this year as incidental take, or bycatch.