WEATHER »

New Deep-Sea Fishing Rules Imposed


Effective November 1, anglers between Point Conception and the Mexican border won’t be able to fish deeper than 300 feet, a reduction of 60 feet until the new year. Citing the higher-than-normal incidental take of cowcod — a large, deep-sea-living species of rockfish declared overfished in 1999 — the California Department of Fish and Game announced the decision this week following a recommendation by the Pacific Fishery Management Council at its September meeting.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

Montecito Pushes Back on Streamlined Rebuild Process

Not so fast with fast-track rebuilding, leaders tell the county

St. George Files Suit Against Gelb for Unpaid Debt

Pair of Isla Vista landlords in legal tussle over property sales costs.

Thousands of Plaintiffs Added to Refugio Oil Spill Case

Litigation follows footsteps of 1969 Union Oil spill attorneys.

Push Comes to Shove Between Law Enforcement and Mental Health

County supervisors confront too many needs with not enough money.

Helicopter Hits Electrical Wires, Starts Small Fire

A crop duster hit power lines in Ellwood Canyon.