Commission closes sport salmon fishing on Klamath, Trinity rivers this fall; steelhead angling will remain open

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The Fish and Game Commission at a teleconference meeting in Sacramento on April 13 voted to close recreational salmon fishing on the Trinity and Klamath rivers this fall, as well as approving the ocean salmon fishing regulations adopted on April 11 by the … Continued

Breaking: Feds Adopt West Coast Salmon Seasons

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The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) at its meeting in Sacramento today adopted ocean salmon season recommendations that offer some recreational and commercial opportunities for most of the West Coast. Due to low ocean abundance forecasts, the 200-mile-long Klamath Management Zone (KMZ) from Humbug Mountain, … Continued

Action Alert: Urge Santa Clara Valley Water District to Stop Funding Delta Tunnels!

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As a resident of the San Jose area for over 9 years in the 1970s and 1980s, I frequently fished in the lakes of the Santa Clara Valley Water District, including Anderson, Coyote, Uvas, Calero and Lexington reservoirs and the Campbell … Continued

Action Alert: Defend the Delta from Jerry Brown’s Tunnels @DSC

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This is the latest action alert from Restore the Delta (RTD): The Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) has been attempting to pull a fast one on Delta area residents. They are considering a motion to amend the Delta Plan to automatically … Continued

Federal Scientists Find Delta Tunnels Plan Will Devastate Salmon

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Governor Jerry Brown and administration officials claim that the California WaterFix, a controversial plan to build two 35-mile long tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, is based on “science.” “The best scientific thinking says California needs the project,” Governor Brown told Dan … Continued

Pacific Fishery Management Council Chooses Options For 2017 Salmon Season

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Vancouver, Washington – The Pacific Fishery Management Council today adopted three public review alternatives for the 2017 salmon seasons off the West Coast of the United States. The Council will select a final alternative at their next meeting in Sacramento, … Continued

Federal Court Protects Klamath Salmon, Tribal and Fishing Communities

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A federal judge just ordered Immediate action by federal agencies to reduce the risk of massive fish disease outbreaks on the Klamath River. Below is the news release from the Yurok Tribe, PCFFA, Earthjustice and the Klamath Riverkeeper. SAN FRANCISCO—Today, a … Continued

Jerry Brown praises Trump’s plan for new tunnels and other infrastructure

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California Governor Jerry Brown on January 24 delivered his State of the State Address, portraying his administration as the “Resistance” to the policies of Donald Trump while at the same time praising the President for his plan to spend $1 … Continued

Trinity River Steelhead Numbers Are Still Below Normal

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(Lewiston) The numbers of steelhead coming into the Trinity River Fish Hatchery continue to be below normal – and well below the numbers trapped during the past four years. The hatchery has counted only 886 adult steelhead to date, compared to 3,272 … Continued

Delta smelt remains on edge of extinction, fall survey reveals

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The Delta smelt has not yet become extinct, but the numbers of fish collected in the fall 2016 midwater trawl survey conducted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) remain alarmingly low. This is in spite of improved precipitation … Continued

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