October 30, 2013
Freshly caught sardines await sorting at West Bay Marketing in Astoria. Citing evidence of a climatic shift in the ocean, a marine conservation group wants federal fisheries managers to cut off West Coast commercial fishing for sardines, saying to keep fishing would make a continuing decline in sardine stocks even worse. The Pacific Fishery Management Council is to set sardine seasons when it meets Nov. 4.
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GRANTS PASS — Concerned sardine numbers may be starting to collapse, conservation groups are calling on federal fishery managers to halt West Coast commercial sardine fishing to give the species a better chance to rebound.