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2011-02-25 12:41:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the California Association for Recreational Fishing (CARF) announced its opposition to new regulations being unveiled at the March 3rd California Fish and Game Commission hearing being held in Los Angeles. For the first time in over 30 years, new regulations will require fishermen to purchase fishing licenses to catch privately stocked fish on private property as well as private fee for fishing lakes. In addition, these new...

2010-11-19 16:45:00

ROCKLIN, Calif., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Wildlands, Inc. announces the approval of four new mitigation and conservation banks in Northern California. With the approval of the Phase III River Ranch Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle Conservation Bank, Liberty Island Native Fisheries Conservation Bank, Toad Hill Ranch and River Ranch Wetland Mitigation Banks, Wildlands is now operating 28 banks servicing 37 counties throughout California. (Logo:...

2010-07-08 16:43:00

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- California American Water announced today its recent delivery of a $1.1-million payment to the California Department of Fish and Game to fund National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Fisheries that benefit habitat for threatened steelhead trout in the Carmel River. The payment is the company's second annual contribution designed to fund what will ultimately be an $11.2-million environmental grant program administered by the...

2010-02-26 14:55:00

FRESNO, Calif., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for a Sustainable Delta and other water users earlier this week filed for summary judgment in their lawsuit against the California Department of Fish and Game related to the management of striped bass, an invasive species that is known to feed upon endangered salmon and delta smelt. The lawsuit was originally filed in late 2008 and is pending in the U.S. District Court in Fresno before Judge Oliver Wanger. The California Department of...

2010-02-19 15:19:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fleet Management Ltd. was ordered to pay $10 million today for its role in causing the Cosco Busan oil discharge and a subsequent cover-up after the ship struck the San Francisco Bay Bridge in November 2007, the Justice Department announced. Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, pursuant to the plea agreement, ordered $2 million of the total $10 million monetary assessment to be devoted to fund marine...

2009-11-09 15:24:37

Studies conducted in California and elsewhere provide support for the use of marine reserves as a tool for managing fisheries and protecting marine habitats, according to biologists at the University of California, Santa Cruz. A recent study in the Gulf of California, for example, confirmed the validity of a key concept behind marine reserves--the idea that offspring produced in a protected area can replenish the stocks of harvested species outside the reserve. "It seems really obvious, but...

2009-08-13 16:06:00

Fleet Mgt. Ltd. Agrees to Pay $10 Million for Pollution and Obstruction Crimes WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fleet Management Ltd., a Hong Kong-based ship management firm, pleaded guilty today to a criminal violation of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 for its role in negligently causing the discharge of more than 50,000 gallons of fuel oil into San Francisco Bay from the Cosco Busan when the vessel struck the San Francisco Bay Bridge in dense fog on Nov. 7, 2007. Fleet...

2009-07-17 16:43:00

Pilot Sentenced to Serve 10 Months in Federal Prison WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Joseph Cota, the pilot who caused the Cosco Busan, a 900-foot long container ship, to collide with the San Francisco Bay Bridge and discharge approximately 53,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay, was today sentenced to serve 10 months in federal prison by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston for the Northern District of California, the Justice Department announced. Cota, who...

2009-01-04 00:51:28

Researchers are trying to restore salmon to a river in California with fish bred to increase their chance of survival in the wild. The California Department of Fish and Game released 305 young Coho salmon in the Salmon River in Sonoma County, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. Despite the river's name, salmon vanished 30 years ago because of environmental degradation. We are trying to develop fish with good strong genetic makeup that will lead to a durable natural population, said Gail...

2008-10-02 03:00:25

By Pondella, Daniel J II Froeschke, John T; Wetmore, Lynne S; Miller, Eric; Valle, Charles F; Medeiros, Lea Abstract: The yellowfin croaker, Umbrina roncador Jordan & Gilbert, 1882, is a common nearshore and surf-zone species in the southern California bight. Age was determined for individuals (n = 1,209) using annual increments in otoliths, and size at age was modeled using the von Bertalanffy growth curve (L^sub [infinity]^ = 307.754 mm, k = 0.278 yr^sup -1^, t^sub 0^ = -0.995 yr;...


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