Calif. fishing restriction plan approved

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The California Fish and Game Commission has given tentative approval to a plan to restrict fishing off parts of Northern California.

The commission voted to select its preferred alternative to protect waters from the Oregon border south to Point Arena in Mendocino County.

The plan for the North Coast will now go through a detailed environmental review over the next several months before returning to the commission for another vote.

Local Native American communities have been involved with the planning process, and are not in full agreement with the approved plan. The plan also allows Native Americans to continue their historic fishing practices in most areas, but the native groups were looking for more autonomy, according to an article in The Native Times.

To read more, go to: California exempts tribes from fishing restriction

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