Sand Crab Classic Perch Derby Draws 300 Participants

  Steve Griffin of Marina won the grand master trophy in the fourteenth annual Sand Crab Classic Perch Tournament in Santa Cruz on March 10 by catching a three-pound, 5.5-ounce barred perch measuring 16 5/8 inches long. The fish is … Continued

Salmon Fishing Will Open on April 7 Below Pigeon Point, Remain Closed Above

The opening of California’s recreational ocean salmon season from Point Arena to Pigeon Point on the first Saturday in April has been a fond tradition for anglers for many years — but it won’t happen this year, due to low … Continued

Mixed News for Sacramento and Klamath Salmon Reported at CDFW Meeting

Wade Sinnen, CDFW environmental scientist, speaks at the salmon fishery information meeting in Santa Rosa on March 1.  Photo by DAN BACHER, Fish Sniffer Staff.  There is no doubt there will be ocean and inland recreational fishing seasons targeting Sacramento … Continued

Treatment Plant Discharges 4.4 Million Gallons of Untreated Wastewater Into Monterey Bay

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As a result of an “equipment control failure” at the Monterey One Water Regional Treatment Plant in Marina in Monterey County on January 19 and 20, 2018, approximately 4.4 million gallons of untreated wastewater have been “inadvertently” discharged into the Monterey Bay through … Continued

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