Ahoy, Captain! Plastics off the Starboard Bow!

Larry De Ridder Education

What resides in the oceans and grows an estimated 8.8 million tons per year? The answer is discarded plastic. Some of this debris washes back onto the world’s beaches and the rest heads offshore. Much of the debris ends up …

2017 Groundfish Summer Report

Tom Marking Groundfish

TUNA, TUNA, TUNA…that’s the best news we’ve had this summer!  For a brief period in early August, with a cut-off low calming down the water off Northern California, we were treated with a flurry of tuna action.  It started in …

President’s Message Summer 2017

Scott McBain President's Message

I hope everyone has had a great summer on the ocean. Despite the lack of a salmon season for those of us fishing north of Horse Mountain, we have been fortunate to have other opportunities this year. The California halibut …

8th Annual HASA Dinner – What fun in 2017!

Cliff Hart HASA Business

We had another successful HASA fundraiser on April 15, 2017 at the Arcata Community Center thanks to a great fundraiser committee, awesome donators, and all you loyal supporters. HASA is your local voice for saltwater sportfishing issues and it would …

Humboldt Currents – Spring 2017

Casey Allen Humboldt Currents

The Fourth Annual Trinidad Kids Pier Fishing Tourney has been set for Sunday, Sept. 17th. This fun event is sponsored by the Trinidad Rancheria, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Pier Fishing Association, International Game Fish Association, Humboldt Area …

Dredging up an answer

Casey Allen Humboldt Bay

We have two serious yet separate dredging issues in Humboldt Bay. Both are largely caused from sediment produced by the Eel River. The first is the heavy, large particles that flow on the winter currents that surge north. The heavy …

Help Plan Humboldt’s Fishing Future!

webfish Education

By Rob Dumouchel  and Laura Casali Graduate Students, Environmental and Natural Resource Science Humboldt State University Fishing Community Sustainability Project for Eureka and Shelter Cove If you had $5 million what would you do to improve commercial and recreational fishing …

Lessons from the Drought

Larry De Ridder Weather

We’re finally coming out of a seemingly endless winter. The drought appears to be over. But, have we learned any lessons when it comes to our fresh water demands? As we’re all aware, Governor Brown and various Southern California water …