USCG Safety Regulation Update Meeting

     On October 28, 2016, 8AM at the Portuguese Cultural Center Hall 724  Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay, the Half Moon Bay Seafood Marketing Association will be hosting a meeting with Peg Murphy, USCG District 11 CFVS, to provide updates of the Coast Guard’s process in developing new safety regulations for commercial fishing vessels.      Contact Jim Anderson … Continue reading USCG Safety Regulation Update Meeting

9th Circuit Reverses, Rules for Fish and Fishermen on Water Export Case

A federal appeals court this week reversed its earlier decision and determined that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by failing to analyze a ‘no project’ alternative to a series of contracts for water deliveries into the San Joaquin Valley. The reversal is a victory for fish and … Continue reading 9th Circuit Reverses, Rules for Fish and Fishermen on Water Export Case

California Seamount Monument Proposal

The proposal to designate several seamounts off California as national monuments has gained momentum with the introduction of H.R. 5797 by Rep. Sam Farr (D-Central Coast). As a recap, we’re posting some of the materials associated with the proposal as a reference point for interested fishermen. 13 October Congressional Letter to the President (Thank you … Continue reading California Seamount Monument Proposal

LANDMARK DECISION IN WASHINGTON TRIBAL FISHERIES LAW HELPS SALMON PASSAGE

     The Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals ruled on 27 June, 2016 in United States, et al. v State of Washington 13-35474, 2:01-sp-00001-RSM; 2:70-cv-09213-RSM, that Washington State must more quickly repair hundreds of road culverts blocking salmon migration, affirming a 2013 lower court decision. The Ninth Circuit ruled that Salmon passage through these … Continue reading LANDMARK DECISION IN WASHINGTON TRIBAL FISHERIES LAW HELPS SALMON PASSAGE

Crabbers Take Lead to Address Whale Entanglements

Press release PDF available here. Monterey Bay – California’s commercial fishing industry is adopting a suite of emergency actions to minimize the possibility of whale interactions with Dungeness crab gear, including voluntarily standing down from productive crab grounds around the Monterey Submarine Canyon to avoid high concentrations of whales feeding in the area. Crabbers are … Continue reading Crabbers Take Lead to Address Whale Entanglements