Meet Richmond’s fishermen (and one woman)
on September 18, 2018
Despite some concerns about water pollution from the city’s industries, people fish in many different spots across Richmond’s extensive shoreline: in parks, off piers, and even under bridges and highways. They do so for relaxation, to enjoy the outdoors, and to feed their families. Meet some of them here.
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Steph, one note that I (Robert Gardner) would like people to consider from our interview that I mentioned. That is that the fish you catch in Richmond are the same fish that you spend $120 to fish on a charter boat. If you fish in the SF Bay, and I’ve seen party boats just past the pier, these are the same fish whether migratory or resident.
It is important to note that most fish, at least taken by me are released. And I noted that I will keep a legal California halibut (that is in the safe list to keep).
Equally important, as noted, sport fishing the bay is a hobby, much like golf, and most visits, I go home with nothing but the enjoyment of the day!