fishing

5:34pm

Wed February 26, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Navigating the Delta: Holding on to a Boating Economy and Culture

Portrait of Captain Barry Canevaro
Lisa Morehouse

Water is the defining feature of the Delta, and recreation on the water is a big part of the economy and culture of this place. There are about 8 million visits to the Delta each year for activities like fishing, wind-surfing, water-skiing, and house-boating. The population just outside the Delta interior has grown significantly over the last 20 years, so it would make sense that the boating and fishing industries would have grown a lot, too. But they haven’t.

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6:05pm

Wed January 15, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Human trafficking: A fisherman’s story

Sara Brooke Curtis

San Francisco has some of the country’s highest reports of human trafficking. It’s one of the top 10 cities in the U.S where trafficking is the worst. The practice is often called modern-day slavery: traffickers use sexual exploitation, fraud, and forced labor to keep people powerless. It’s the second most profitable crime in the world, generating more than $32 billion a year -- just behind drug trafficking.

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4:57pm

Mon August 19, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Fishermen harvest dinner in the bay – at their own risk

It’s crab season in California, and commercial fishermen can’t unload their catches fast enough to satisfy the crowds filling Fisherman’s Wharf. But out on the public piers behind the Embarcadero, away from the big boats, you’ll find a different breed of fisherman. They set out their poles, unroll their lines, add some bait, and wait quietly for dinner to arrive.

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