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Changes to California Recreational Tuna Regulations Now in Effect

The California Fish and Game Commission recently adopted changes to recreational tuna regulations. The new regulations are effective as of today, July 30, 2015.The changes include a statewide two-fish recreational daily bag limit for Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis), which applies to all bluefin tuna possessed in California waters, regardless of where they were taken. […]

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New Report Demonstrates that Banning Traditional Fishing Tackle in California Will Cause Significant Economic Harm

A report released on Monday by the California Coastal Conservation Association and the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) demonstrates that banning traditional fishing tackle will have a negative impact on fishing participation, which generates millions of dollars for fisheries conservation in the state. The report, “Effects on the Ban on Traditional-Based Tackle for Fishing in California on […]

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New Recreational Pacific Halibut Regulations in Effect for 2015

The recreational Pacific halibut fishery opened May 1 for the 2015 season. This year the fishery will be held to a federally established quota of 25,220 pounds. The season dates will be May 1-15, June 1-15, July 1-15, Aug. 1-15, and Sept. 1-Oct. 31, or until the quota is reached, whichever is earlier. “California’s recreational […]

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California Anglers and Rotary Clubs Help Mexicans in Need

Our heartfelt acknowledgement to Sportfishing Association of California (SAC), the San Diego Rotary, and the Ensenada Rotary participated in the 21st Annual Fish Across the Border event in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico on January 11 and 12. Anglers fishing aboard San Diego-based sportfishing vessels were given the opportunity to donate tuna catches to the project. According […]

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Whale Spotting App Tested in California Waters

Beginning this weekend off the coast of San Francisco, marine scientists from NOAA will begin a week-long test of a new mobile app designed to help reduce the numbers of whales struck and killed by commercial vessels. The app, developed by Conserve.IO, uses crowd-sourced information from sailors, fishermen and marine scientists who spot whales to track whales […]

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San Francisco Added for 2014 NMMA Boat Show

The National Marine Manufactures Association has announced the addition of San Francisco to its schedule of boat shows for 2014. The inaugural SF NMMA show will be held January 23-26, 2014 at McCovey Cove and Pier 48, adjacent to AT&T Park. The show is anticipated to include more than 100 boats in the water in addition […]

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Tuna Club Opens for Tours

The world-famous Tuna Club of Avalon on Catalina will open its doors for one day this Saturday for tours. Proceeds will benefit the Catalina Island Museum. The Tuna Club is perhaps the most famous and most prestigious fishing club in the U.S. Founded in 1898 by Charles Frederick Holder, the “inventor” of big game fishing […]

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11th Annual IGFA Young Anglers’ Tournament

The San Diego Sportfishing Council has just released the dates for the 11th Annual IGFA Young Angler’s Tournament. The tournament is schedule for August 3 and will be held at the Shelter Island Pier (1776 Shelter Island Drive). Tournament registration will begin at 7:30 am and fishing starts at 8:30 am. Lines out will be […]

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NMFS Declines to List Great White as Endangered

Based on a twelve-month study and review of petitions and documents, the National Marine Fisheries Service has declined to list the northern pacific population of white sharks as an endangered or threatened species. Responding to a petition filed by WildEarth Guardians on June 20, 2012, NMFS found the northeastern Pacific population of white sharks to […]

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Shark Bites Kayak

A number of news sources around the country are reporting a story out of Pacifica, California, that a shark bit a kayak yesterday. According to police reports, the man paddling the yak was unharmed (no news yet as to the damage the yak sustained). Pacifica Police Captain Joe Spanheimer has been quoted as reporting that […]

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California Dreamin’

We’ve been getting reports from Saltwater Nation citizens all around Southern California that the fishing is absolutely great right now. We’ve heard from anglers from Santa Barbara down to Santa Monica and even as far south as San Clemente reporting excellent catches of barracuda, black seabass (remember, all black sea bass must be released), blue […]

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Possible Record Mako Caught

Jason Johnston of Mesquite, Texas may have set a new world record for largest mako shark. Johnston was fishing off of Huntington Beach in Southern California while filming the Outdoor Channel’s “The Professionals” aboard a charter run by Mako Matt’s and Breakaway Charters. According to Johnston, it took more than two hours to land the […]

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WSB Bite is on in SoCal!

We’re getting word from Saltwater Nation anglers fishing SoCal out of Santa Cruz that the white sea bass bite is on, with lots of nice fish in the 30-60 lb range. If you’re headed out to the Channel Islands, check out Chinese Harbor where many bigger fish have been taken. Keep in mind that WSB […]

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