Sardine population plummets along U.S. West Coast — AP: Collapse of species feared — “Canadian Pacific fishermen catch no sardines in 2013″

Monday, November 4, 2013
By Paul Martin

ENENews.com
November 4th, 2013

Orange County Register, November 3, 2013: A steep decline in West Coast sardine populations prompted regulators on Sunday to approve sharp limits on commercial fishing for the species in 2014. At a public meeting, the Pacific Fishery Management Council set a catch limit guideline of [...] less than half the limit for the previous year. [...]

Fishery Nation, November 3, 2013: Pacific Fishery Management Council – deep cuts for Sardines [...] The decline in West Coast sardine populations saw regulators on Sunday approve sharp cuts on commercial fishing for the species in 2014. [...]

AP, October 29, 2013: Conservation groups fear sardines declining on West Coast, call for halt to fishing species [...] Concerned sardine numbers may be starting to collapse, conservation groups are calling on federal fishery managers to halt West Coast commercial sardine fishing [...]

Truthdig, October 21, 2013: Canadian Pacific Fishermen Catch No Sardines in 2013 [...] Commercial fishermen off the coast of British Columbia came home this fall without having caught a single sardine, an outcome that suggests a $32 million fishery has collapsed. [...] “They’ve given up looking, pulled the plug,” confirmed Lorne Clayton, executive director of the Canadian Pacific Sardine Association. [...] Aside from the apparent displacement of humpback whales, a report in The Vancouver Sun said nothing about the effects of the disappearance on the ecosystem.

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