06 Mar '11, 12pm

California to restrict fishing in several marine areas: By Rachel Silverman | Posted: 06 March 2011 2001 hrs SAN...

California to restrict fishing in several marine areas: By Rachel Silverman | Posted: 06 March 2011 2001 hrs SAN...

SAN FRANCISCO: California has approved a plan that will ban or restrict fishing in dozens of marine areas. This approval comes after contentious negotiations between fishers wary of losing territory and conservationists pushing for strict curbs on fishing to preserve marine habitat. Despite the threat of lawsuits, analysts said the plan will soon become law in Southern California this year, and in Northern California in 2012. It is crab season on the West Coast of the United States, and just before sundown, fishing boats loaded with crustaceans are heading back to San Francisco from the Pacific Ocean. Fisherman Ed Tavasieff pulled in 850 pounds of Dungeness crab, but he is worried California's new plan for ocean sanctuaries will soon reduce his catch. He said: "You get to a point where you say is this fishery viable any longer? Is it worth it for me to go out and catch a h...

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