Environmentalists and fishermen have negotiated the outline of a deal to reopen a historic trawling fishery off the Santa Cruz coast.

The deal still needs state and federal approval, but is quietly gathering support from major players around the Monterey Bay. The moment of harmony is both rare and tenuous, but could represent a thaw in the relationship between two sides often at odds on matters where marine conservation and economic livelihoods intersect. more@santacruzsentinal

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