Tag Archives: Kirk Lombard

Support HR-200 – Chinook Salmon ‘Overfished’? Not So Fast, Say Fishermen

For fishery regulators, it is official: The Sacramento River’s fall-run Chinook salmon are “overfished.”,,, “Are you kidding me? They aren’t overfished!” exclaimed Half Moon Bay commercial fisher Kirk Lombard, irate upon hearing about the designation. “Fishing isn’t the problem. They had a few terrible years with almost no water.”,,, The reason the term is used, then, is because of a federal law – the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976. This law, which sets the framework for managing sustainable fisheries, states that a population of fish that falls below a predetermined minimum population level is “overfished.” Support HR-200 >click to read< 10:24

Eat Local, Eat Weird? The Secretive Monkeyface Eel Is Both.

Kirk Lombard paused to watch a skinny, middle-aged man in a beat-up wetsuit hop around the rocks with a bamboo stick. The man slid the stick between the cracks of the rocks, somehow hooking half a dozen fish in a matter of minutes. Lombard hadn’t caught a thing all day. Intrigued, he climbed down from Squack Rock to ask the man who he was and what he was up to. “Call me Cambodian Stan,” said the man. “This” — he gestured at the 4-foot-long bamboo pole and out to the rocks below his feet — “is called poke poling.” Read the rest here 21:26