Crabs and Domoic Acid

Jimmy YarnallCrab and Shellfish

Unless you’re lucky enough to have been on an extended out of state hunting trip or vacation, you are well aware of the statewide delay of the recreational Dungeness crab season. The following is a brief summary of the issue …

GROUNDFISH Fall 2015– A LOOK FORWARD TO 2016

Tom MarkingGroundfish

The 2015 season has come to a close and now begins the task of constructing the groundfish regulations not only for 2016, but for the 2017/18 next biennial specification cycle. The 2016 season should be essentially the same as the …

Persidents Message Fall 2015

Scott McBainPresident's Message

Well, there wasn’t a whole lot of offshore fishing to be had since the last newsletter. The albacore headed north of us, Pacific halibut season closed early (see p. 12), and salmon season ended with some windy weather. The Bluefin …

HALIBUT REVIEW – Fall 2015

Tom MarkingHalibut

The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) set the area 2A allocation of 970,000 lbs for 2015. California received 4% of the non-tribal portion of this allocation which amounted to 25,220 net pounds. Due to our success in past years the …

El Niño Impacts on Northern California Fishing

Kathleen LewisWeather

El Niño is a recurring climatic pattern that occurs every two to seven years involving a warming of the waters in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean and a weakening in the easterly trade winds. The warmer than normal …