The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed about anticipated poor Fishing season on Sacramento & Klamath Rivers
Originally Published on the Daily KOS
by Dan Bacher
Recreational and commercial fishermen attending the annual salmon fishery information meeting in Santa Rosa on March 1 received grim news from state and federal biologists – they will see reduced salmon fishing opportunities in both the ocean and the Sacramento and Klamath River systems, due to low returns of spawning fish to the rivers last fall.
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The ECOreport reposts an article from the latest federal data & California’s 2016 Fishing Season Does not Look Good
Originally Published on the Fishsniffer & Daily KOS
By Dan Bacher
The federal government last week released its data on the projections for the upcoming ocean and river salmon seasons in California and Southern Oregon — and it’s not looking good.
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The ECO reposts the story of how the Nigri Project Supports Salmon Recovery and Agriculture
Press Release from UC Davis News
By Kat Kerlin
An annual experiment to “plant” salmon in Yolo County rice fields aims to better explain how floodplains support strong salmon populations. Dubbed the “Nigiri Project” for its sushi-like marriage of fish and rice, the research is a collaborative project among the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, the California Department of Water Resources and nonprofit organization California Trout.
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The US Government only plans to release half the water needed to prevent a significant adult salmon die-off in Northern California, so Tribes Slam Water Plan for Klamath River
Originally Published on Indybay.org
By Dan Bacher
The Hoopa Valley and Yurok Tribes criticized a federal environment assessment to release supplemental flows from Trinity Reservoir this August and September for not doing enough to prevent a fish kill on the lower Klamath River, since the proposal releases only half the water requested by scientists.
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By Roy L Hales
California’s drought spread across most of the West Coast this year. There have been reports of record high temperatures, water shortages and increased ravages from wildfires. The Drought’s latest victims are salmon.
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On July 29, California and Federal agencies held an open house, with exhibits where people could view aspects of the Revised Delta tunnels EIR. Protestors came to sing, wave signs and were blasting the Tunnels at Open House
Originally Published on Indybay.org & the Daily KOS
By Dan Bacher
As consultants and state and federal officials promoting the Delta tunnels plan used poster displays to tout the alleged benefits of Jerry Brown’s project, Stockton activist and performer Jonathan Michelsen stood up on a chair with his guitar in the dark ballroom of the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento and began belting out his song, “Sanctuary.”
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California legislators do not realize that growing almonds in the middle of the desert is unsustainable & they are sacrificing a $1.4 billion business to do it
Originally Published on Defenders of Wildlife
I am envisioning that scene from the movie “There Will Be Blood” – you know, the epic part where Daniel Day Lewis screams “I drink YOUR milkshake…” Of course, there’s a whole twisted and complicated plot line that leads to that scene, but the point is, Lewis has a straw long enough, so he can just reach across the room and start stealing someone’s milkshake.
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California Water Board Intervenes
Press release from the Golden Gate Salmon Association
San Francisco – The State Water Resources Control Board ordered the federal Bureau of Reclamation to immediately reduce water releases from Lake Shasta in order to avoid a second catastrophic salmon kill. The May 29 order from water board executive director Tom Howard, followed a May 20 request from the Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA) to the water board to better protect salmon in 2015.
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Originally Published on the Fishsniffer, Indybay.com & Daily KOS
by Dan Bacher
The Winnemem Wintu Tribe, fishing groups and environmentalists have been fighting a federal plan to raise Shasta Dam for many years, since the 18-1/2 foot proposed dam raise would flood many of the Tribe’s remaining sacred sites and further imperil salmon and steelhead populations on the Sacramento River.
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Simple fix would keep fish alive
Joint Press Release from Golden Gate Salmon Association, California Trout & Cal Marsh and Farm
Woodland, Calif. – Over 60 adult salmon were found dead recently in a drainage canal in the Yolo Bypass. The dead salmon, weighing between 5 and 30 pounds, were scattered along the banks and in the water. Link to more photos of the fish kill. The cause of death was not immediately known but the adult salmon were lost in a drainage system guaranteed to block their successful reproduction.
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