The last day of 2007 I went out on a crab boat with local fishermen Josh Churchman and Rob Knowles. I'm writing an article for the local paper, The West Marin Citizen, on the state of local fishing and pending regulations that may well put them out of business. I shot photos of them taking in about 750 pounds of crab on this sunny day and am starting to work on the article now. Local fishing is an environmentally sound, sustainable form of food production and bureaucrats and regulators seem to be moving in the opposite direction. I hope this article will show the wisdom and desirability of keeping small-scale local fishermen at work along the California coast. The real problems are with king size boats that drag nets along the bottom or otherwise practice a rape-the-ocean form of fishing. Go after these guys, not the little guys.