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Posted by seldom seen slim on June 24, 2009 at 01:47:24:

In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Seaweed Rebellion: North Coast Enviros Battle Schwarzenegger and Big Green posted by Chris Knight on June 21, 2009 at 14:03:13:

White Sea Bass:

Recreational landings have increased dramatically in recent years indicating a rebuilding stock. This resurgence has spurred an increase in fishing effort directed at white seabass, making this species a common target of recreational anglers in the spring (CDFG, 2002)

http://www.pier.org/rs_wsb_fishery.shtml

Abalone:
An understanding of the dynamic changes in the world's abalone supply requires a comparison of the decade of the 1970s with the most current year: 2002. The abalone world of the 1970s was one with minimal regulation of the fisheries sector, little illegal catch, and a cultured "market size" industry measuring production in kilograms, not tons. In sharp contrast is the year 2002: 2 major abalone fishery countries (United States and South Africa) have either closed the fishery entirely or have threatened closure. During this same 3-y period the illegal catch has run rampant to the point where it now approaches 40% of the total legal fisheries. Nonetheless, much of the fisheries shortfall continues to be replaced through abalone farming.

These factors lead us to the conclusion that the world's supply of abalone (fisheries, cultured, and illegal catch) in 2002 exceeded what was considered the "heyday" of world abalone supply during the 1970s. This surprising return to substantial supply quantities (in which the illegal catch plays no small role) suggests that substantial brand identification, specialty processing, and other marketing efforts/innovations are needed.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0QPU/is_4_23/ai_n13682069/

Salmon:
http://community.pacificlegal.org/Page.aspx?pid=305



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