California Fishermen Report the Biggest Salmon Season in a Decade

“You might say this is the old normal, because we’ve been so used to catastrophe,” said Noah Oppenheim, executive director at the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations. “Consumers who have been facing tough prices because of scarcity of California salmon are seeing a much more accessible product.”

Officials: No Sardine Fishing Off California This Year Due to Steep Population Decline

April 18, 2019 Peter Arcuni, KQED

West coast regulators have voted unanimously to ban commercial sardine fishing for the fifth straight year after a recent evaluation of the northern Pacific stock revealed a steep decline.

California Crab Fisheries to Close Early to Protect Whales

The April 15 closure, three months before the crabbing season normally ends, is part of a settlement reached Tuesday by the Center for Biological Diversity and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

California Foie Gras Ban to Take Effect After US Supreme Court Declines Review

January 16, 2019 CBS SF

The high court declined without comment to review a ruling in which the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year upheld a state law prohibiting the sale of foie gras from force-fed ducks and geese.

Tests Show Low or No Pesticide Levels in Most Fruits and Vegetables in California

Once again, tests showed that the vast majority of fresh produce collected by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) met national pesticide residue standards. During its 2017 survey, DPR found 96 percent of all samples had no detectable pesticide residues or were below levels allowed by the U.S. EPA.