The Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission have voted unanimously to support a multi-year study to prevent whale entanglements off the Oregon coast.
West Coast & Pacific
A U.S. Federal Court in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. has issued a ruling that is intended to protect salmon and steelhead trout in the Columbia River basin from rising water temperatures.
Though a few factors ganged up to threaten the traditional opener of the Oregon Dungeness crab fishery, the fleet of more than 400 vessels went on to put in a banner year.
Too many purple sea urchins and not enough bull kelp continues to stymie California’s red urchin dive industry.
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.