The California Department of Fish and Game this month is releasing thousands of trout into more than a dozen Bay Area lakes, to the delight of local anglers. Some of the fish weigh as much as 2 pounds, according to the department.
“We want to create opportunities for families to spend quality time together through the time-honored tradition of fishing,” said Scott Wilson, Fish and Game’s acting regional manager. Read More
More than three years after the 2007 Cosco Busan oil spill fouled the waters of the San Francisco Bay and beyond, local fishermen will receive a total of $6 million in damages through a class action lawsuit.The container ship spilled roughly 58,000 gallons of heavy bunker fuel into the bay on Nov. 7, 2007, after it struck a fender around one of the Bay Bridge’s towers and cut a 212-foot gash in the ship’s hull. Read More
Commercial salmon fisherman Duncan MacLean, based out of Half Moon Bay, said he would gladly talk about the boom times of his industry — if only he could remember them better. Due to massive shortages in stock, it has been three years since federal officials have allowed a full salmon season, and since 1978 the number of commercial fishermen in the state has fallen from 5,000 to just 341. Read More
WHAT: BP could be paying millions in compensation to bogus fishermen. State applications for commercial fishing licenses have jumped nearly 60 percent, despite most fishing grounds being closed by the disastrous oil spill. Louisiana has sold 2,200 licenses since the spill. Read More
Passing fishermen rescued four boaters who were tossed into the Bay late Monday morning when their motorboat capsized.
The Coast Guard praised the work of the three fishermen, which officials described as good Samaritans. Read More