Feds about to Shut Down Commercial Sardine Fishery-Meet 4/12

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  1. Unforgiven1

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    "The latest stock assessments vary between 133,000 metric tons, and 97,000 metric tons, both below the 150,000 metric tons cutoff, and less than 10 percent of the 2006 peak of 1.4 million metric tons"

    "Today, there are about 100 boats with permits to fish for sardines in the area. Much of the catch is exported to Asia and Europe." quote from Fox News

    West Coast sardine fishing may be put on ice
    AP2:18 a.m. EDT April 5, 2015
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    Fisheries managers on the U.S. West Coast will likely shut down sardine fishing this year as numbers decline, echoing a previous collapse that decimated a thriving industry and increasing worries that other species might be withheld from the commercial market.

    Fishermen are resigned to not being able to get sardines, but they hope the Pacific Fishery Management Council will not be so concerned that it sets the level for incidental catch of sardines at zero, shutting down other fisheries, such as mackerel, anchovies and market squid, which often swim with sardines.

    Sardines were a thriving fishery on the West Coast from World War I through World War II, and the cannery-lined waterfront in Monterey, California, became the backdrop for John Steinbeck's 1945 novel, "Cannery Row." The fishery industry crashed in the 1940s, and riding the book's popularity, Cannery Row became a tourist destination, with restaurants and hotels replacing the canneries.

    The industry revived in the 1990s, when fisheries developed further north along Oregon and Washington waters. Today, about 100 boats have permits to fish for sardines on the West Coast, about half the number during the heyday. Much of the catch, landed from Mexico to British Columbia, is exported to Asia and Europe, where some is canned, and the rest goes for bait. West Coast landings have risen from a value of $1.4 million in 1991 to a peak of $21 million in 2012, but are again declining.

    The latest estimates of how many Pacific sardines are schooling off Oregon, California and Washington have fallen below the mandatory cutoff line. The council cut harvests by two-thirds last year, and meets April 12 in California to set the latest sardine harvest.

    The latest stock assessments vary between 133,000 metric tons, and 97,000 metric tons, both below the 150,000 metric tons cutoff, and less than 10 percent of the 2006 peak of 1.4 million metric tons.

    The conservation group Oceana is urging the council to immediately shut down sardine fishing, and not wait until the new season starts July 1. The group wants incidental catch limits set at zero, leaving as much food as possible in the ocean for sea lions and other wildlife, and speeding the rebuilding process for sardines.

    Ben Enticknap of Oceana acknowledged that sardines naturally go through large population swings, but he argued that fishing since 2007 has exceeded their reproduction rate, exacerbating the numbers collapse.



    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/04/05/sardine-fishing-moratorium/25323461/
     
  2. PCH

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    No shit!
     
  3. plj46

    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Im pretty sure this story has been covered elsewhere on BD
     
  4. Unforgiven1

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    Didn't see it, don't care either. I can't think of a better forum to discuss it or a forum that is more impacted by it either.
     
  5. PCH

    PCH El Nino 2015!!!!!!

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    Got a good point and not everyone logs in every 10 min to see new posts like the dude above.
     
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    It's not a fishing report and there are 2 posts about it in the proper forum
     
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    Thanks for posting here, this is the only forum I ever look at.
     
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    Jesus what bunch of fucking whiners. It's relevant, and it's a fucking report that affects anyone who reads this forum. I found one in 'chit-chat', is that the 'proper' forum? lmao Really? blow me
     
  9. PCH

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    Gosh darn it.....your messing up their internet angling!
     
  10. Unforgiven1

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    lol, in 11 years of surfing BD I just went into the wonderful world of chit-chat. Count that as my last.
     
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    Sooner or later all fishing will be shut down to satisfy Agenda 21 ~ Centralized Government Control has trumped Individual Liberty and Property rights. Throughout history, the pendulumn has swung from one extreme to another, during our lifetime, we are seeing it swinging very far to the left, history always repeats itself.
    Look up Agenda 21 and United Nations....
     
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    While you're at it, look up the Bilderberg Group, Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations and which of your darling politicians are members.
     
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    Great response! Wrong forum:frehya2:
     
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    Perhaps they want prevent fishermen from using the ocean in the name of saving the fishery and oceans just like they are keeping people off of desert lands to save some kind of desert insects, but at the same time paying Feinsteins husband's construction company billions to tear up the same land to build a crazy train through the desert. Perhaps the Feinsteins have there eye$ on the oceans.
     
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    lol, politics in a fishing thread :stfu:

    Sounds like we've let some greedy fucking operators pillage our national coast so they can sell it all to Asia. Less than 10% of 2006 stocks? Are you fucking kidding me? Too late if you ask me

    Just added another theory to where the fuck did the albacore go
     
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    Sorry pounder but i think you were the 5th or 6th guy to post this news since last night.If you go back and read the other post (one that wasnt closed) you would find out that there should be no problem getting Sardines for bait.
     
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    It is just our economy. There are still a lot of sardines left. In my opinion it is just stupid how fishing sardines is trying to be banned.
     
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