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Poachers Snared in Marine Sanctuary

In the first major violation of Marine Protected Areas that took affect on Jan. 1, game wardens cracked down on suspected poachers offshore Laguna Beach and seized 47 California spiny lobsters from night divers on Saturday, Jan. 15. From their patrol boat, Department of Fish and...

A Typical January Day at the Beach

  Editor,   With the great weather and the holidays, the first two days of the new year almost felt like summer. These were also the first two days of our new Marine Protected Areas. It was great to see so many people enjoying themselves on the beach, exploring the...

Angler Welcomes Ban, Eyes Recovery

Local recreational diver Norm Cole gave up fishing local waters decades ago, when the state imposed a moratorium on hunting abalone. “That was the end of my game taking in Laguna,” said Cole, who still fishes occasionally but nevertheless supports the imposition of a fishing ban...
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