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Bay Nature magazineOctober-December 2016

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A Fishing Expedition: On the Hunt for Anglers and Childhood Memories in the East Bay

October 25, 2016 by De Tran

A writer goes looking for fish, stories, and memories in the East Bay parks.

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In the South Bay Salt Ponds, Better Science Through Fishing

December 10, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

Field work is supposed to be where ecologists get to play Indiana Jones. The reality with swing-dancing joke-cracking fish-loving UC Davis research scientist Jim Hobbs is somewhat different: wet, muddy, smelly, and mostly involving either waiting for leopard sharks or harvesting leopard shark vomit.


Ship Retraces Legacy of Once Mighty Bay Shrimp

October 02, 2014 by Jimmy Tobias

If the Chinese shrimping villages were still around today, could the California bay shrimp support a thriving industry as it once did?

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Could this be the end of California’s drift gillnet fishing?

April 16, 2014 by Alison Hawkes

The tide may be finally turning against the use of drift gillnets off California waters. WARNING: Disturbing images.


Richardson Bay Herring Return, With an Entourage

January 07, 2014 by Eric Simons

The North Bay played host to one of nature's great spectacles this week, the annual Richardson Bay spawning of Pacific herring, an event eagerly anticipated by hungry animals and curious people -- and an event all the more precious for how close it once came to disappearing.


Artists cast a net for safer oceans

June 14, 2013 by Dan Rademacher

A new art installation at the Marine Mammal Center puts the focus on ghost nets -- lost fishing gear that wreaks havoc in the ocean -- and on what we can all do to make our oceans healthier.

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Crabber gets $10,000 fine for setting traps in marine park

January 14, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

Apparently fishing in a state marine reserve is no light matter. A commercial crabber gets nabbed lowering 100 traps in a Sonoma County marine reserve.

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San Francisco Bay herring running at Mission Bay

January 09, 2013 by Dan Rademacher

The herring are running again in San Francisco, and it’s quite a show. Commercial fishing boats cast their nets in ...


Signs of the Season: From crab pot to stovetop, Dungeness crabs arrive

November 21, 2012 by Jackson Karlenzig

Thanksgiving time marks the start of one of the most exciting sustainable, local food events of the year: Dungeness crab season.

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A day out with the salmon

September 27, 2012 by Michael Carl

A bumper crop of chinook salmon this year brought out many fishermen, who haven't been able to throw their lines in for four years.

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