Big Oil defeats California bill to ban new offshore oil drilling

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Showing the enormous power of the oil industry in California despite the state’s “green” image, every bill except one opposed by the powerful oil industry has failed to make it out of the state legislature this year and during the 2015-2016 session. The … Continued

2017 Groundfish Depth Regulations Will Go Back To 2016 Regs

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 The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) on September 18 voted to bring groundfish depth restrictions for the balance of 2017 back to 2016 depths in California from Pt. Conception to the Oregon border. The restrictions will go into effect after … Continued

Salmon, Lingcod, Halibut And Sturgeon Offer Exciting Action

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If you like to fish saltwater in northern and Central California, you can take your pick of salmon, lingcod, halibut or sturgeon fishing at this time. Anglers fishing aboard New Easy Rider out of the Berkeley Marina and other boats … Continued

Commission closes sport salmon fishing on Klamath, Trinity rivers this fall; steelhead angling will remain open

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The Fish and Game Commission at a teleconference meeting in Sacramento on April 13 voted to close recreational salmon fishing on the Trinity and Klamath rivers this fall, as well as approving the ocean salmon fishing regulations adopted on April 11 by the … Continued

Commission To Vote On Postponing Scientific Assessments Of Marine Reserves

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The Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative, one of the most controversial environmental processes in California history, is known for its many broken promises and “inconvenient truths.” On April 13, the California Fish and Game Commission at its meeting in … Continued

Fishery Council Adopts Ocean Salmon Options for 2016 Season

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The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC), the federal body that oversees the management of ocean fisheries on the West Coast, on March 13 adopted three public review alternatives for the 2016 salmon seasons at their meeting in Sacramento. The Council … Continued

CA regulators plan to do regional MPAs reviews only once a decade

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State officials originally pledged to conduct a regional review of the so-called “marine protected areas” created under the controversial Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative every five years, but they have now reversed course and plan to do the reviews only once every 10 … Continued