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Posted on Sep 16, 2011 in Pacific Currents
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The California state Office of Administrative Law has rejected the regulations for the Marine Life Protection Act implementation in southern California. The regulations, which have been approved by the state's Fish and Game Commission, would have closed vast stretches of the coast to recreational fishing. Read More
Posted on Sep 12, 2011 in Pacific Currents
While tuna seiners and offshore anglers are often at odds in the Pacific waters off Southern California and northern Baja, a relatively new recreational fishing technique has developed as a result of the commercial activities. For years, seiners have been transferring hauls of bluefin tuna to large floating pens, keeping the fish alive to fatten them for market. Sometimes the pens are left floating at sea; other times towed slowly toward processors in ports such as Ensenda, Mexico. Read More
Posted on Sep 1, 2011 in Pacific Currents
The implementation of California’s Marine Life Protection (MLPA) will face its most serious legal challenge on September 26, 2011, when a Superior Court is scheduled to hear arguments in a lawsuit contesting the legality of the environmental review process used in establishing marine protected areas (MPAs) along the state’s central and southern coasts. Read More