Just days after vandals released 40,000 juvenile Chinook salmon into the San Francisco Bay, the remaining 20,000 young fish were released from their pens at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies over the weekend.Vandals again cut the ties that held the nets containing the 8- to 10-inch salmon in place. The salmon were being kept in three pens that measure 25 by 16 by 8 feet. 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
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
The Golden State Warriors are in play, San Francisco has a spot for a 20,000-seat arena and there’s a local billionaire who wants an NBA franchise. Could the basketball gods be shining on the sad state of our local sports affairs?
No. It makes total sense, which is why it will probably never happen. Read More