Interactions between whales and fixed gear (e.g. pots, traps, etc.) fisheries off the California coast are on the rise. And while California fishermen are continuing their legacy of stepping up to make sure that the west coast Dungeness crab fishery remains one of the most sustainable and conscientious fisheries on the planet, others have suggested […]
About Larry Collins
Larry "Diver Duck" Collins was a commercial salmon, crab and rock cod fishermen in California for thirty years. He now runs the San Francisco Community Fishing Association, and is the President of the San Francisco Crab Boat Owners Association and Vice President of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations.
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Fishing is a rich part of our American tradition. Fisheries policy and management can be highly technical, but at the heart of it lies stories of the men and women who make a living off of the last wild places, or who connect with nature, families, and communities through fishing recreationally and eating the bounties of the ocean. The Marine Fish Conservation Network is committed to ensuring that wild ocean fisheries are as much a part of our nation’s future as they are of its past.
“From the Waterfront” shares stories of our fishing past, present, and future to demonstrate the invaluable role that healthy, well-managed fisheries play our American fishing tradition.