Chances are unless "green" is your mantra, you may have not given much thought to sports and recreational activities that are environmentally friendly in nature. Read More
The Lost Coast is proof that if you don’t build it, they won’t come. What wasn't built along 90 miles of pristine California coastline north of Mendocino was a road: The topography of this brutally rugged region—steep mountain ranges abutting rocky shore—wouldn't allow it, forcing the builders of Highway 1 to make a detour far inland. Read More
After three dismal years for local Chinook salmon fishermen, Bill Webb and his seafaring colleagues at Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay may finally have some significant fishing time to look forward to this summer.
Webb, the skipper of “The Cricket,” said he’s been surviving on income from Dungeness crab fishing and salmon relief payments from the federal government in years past. “I’ve been able to squeak by and make ends meet. But it’s borderline, you know?” Read More
A recreational angler from San Francisco with no prior tournament experience out-fished the big guns at the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament in Mexico.
Receiving the “cold shoulder” from elite competitors while stunning the field of 36 crews in the annual mid-October contest, Robert Maiolo, together with his mates aboard his boat High Risk, won two of the nine award categories. Read More
San Francisco Bay is full of dangerous sharks, and “you need to catch them before they catch you” — that’s how one local recreational fishing company out of Fisherman’s Wharf puts it.
Several charter fishing operations in the Bay Area have websites with photos of people proudly raising long leopard sharks, soupfin sharks, threshers and the giant seven-gill sharks — sharks as long as the people holding them are tall. Read More
WHAT: Forced labor and human rights abuses of African crews were uncovered on high-tech trawlers by investigators for the Environmental Justice Foundation. The ships were fishing illegally for the European market in banned waters off Sierra Leone and Guinea. 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
Sonoma County authorities said the man found dead near a remote beach last weekend was a San Francisco resident who was fishing in the area.Authorities say 55-year-old Chin Shaun Tom was fishing with a friend near Horseshoe Cove on Saturday morning.Sheriff’s officials say Tom either was swept into the ocean by the large swells reported that day or fell off a cliff. Tom’s body was recovered by a sheriff’s helicopter crew about 100 yards offshore. Read More