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- North Sea RAC meets the Norwegian Fishermen’s Association
- European Commission unveils maritime strategy for the Atlantic
- All Aboard for the Reform of Common Fisheries Policy
- New Managing Director at Qalut Vónin
- Commission calls for cooperation to boost sustainable aquaculture in Europe
- Russia complains over EU-Mauritania Fisheries Partnership Agreement before WTO
- Damanaki at Seafood Expo 2013
- Damanaki launching new online market intelligence tool for fisheries
- Action Plan to save sea birds
- World`s largest Seafood Trade Fair opens tomorrow
- Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 22 April 2013
- Reviving the Mediterranean blue economy through cooperation
- Commissioner Maria Damanaki Welcomes European Parliament support to ban discarding in the Skagerrak
- Commissioner Damanaki speaks at EU Parliament on unsustainable mackerel fishing in North East Atlantic
Recreational salmon fishing returns to normal
Salmon sport fishing season returns to normal on the California coast following a vote Monday by the California Fish and Game Commission.
According to the report the vote marks the first time since 2007 that the state's primary ocean salmon sportfishing areas will see normal seasons. Both commercial and recreational fishing have been closed or sharply curtailed the past three years by a steep decline in the Sacramento River fall chinook species, typically the most abundant on the coast.
After voting the commission permits recreational salmon fishing, starting April 2, in state waters roughly between Cape Mendocino and Point Sur. State waters extend out three miles from shore. Marija Vojkovich, marine region supervisor at the state Department of Fish and Game, said the population of Central Valley chinook salmon now in the ocean is estimated at 730,000 fish.
He added that this year the season would be very strong compared to the last few years. Opening weekend could produce $8.2 million in economic benefits for businesses serving anglers at ports in Fort Bragg, San Francisco and Monterey, Vojkovich said, adding that the closures in recent years have cost the industry an estimated $707 million.
WorldFishingToday d. 15-03-2011