Mixed News for Sacramento and Klamath Salmon Reported at CDFW Meeting

Wade Sinnen, CDFW environmental scientist, speaks at the salmon fishery information meeting in Santa Rosa on March 1.  Photo by DAN BACHER, Fish Sniffer Staff.  There is no doubt there will be ocean and inland recreational fishing seasons targeting Sacramento … Continued

Delta smelt population reaches record low as Reclamation aims to ‘maximize water deliveries’

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The abundance of Delta smelt recorded in the state’s annual fall midwater survey (FMWT) in the estuary is the lowest in the survey’s 50-year history, despite a record water year in Northern California. To make things even worse, the results of the survey … Continued

Delta Plan amendments marginalize environmental justice and Tribal communities

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Two groups, Restore the Delta (RTD) and the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water (EJCW), on April 18 sent a joint letter opposing the Delta Stewardship Council’s proposed amendments to the Delta Plan that marginalize environmental environmental justice communities and Tribes. The amendments … Continued

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

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

Trinity Hatchery Chinook and Coho Numbers Down, Steelhead Count Up

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Salmon continue to enter Trinity River Hatchery at the slow pace CDFW biologists were anticipating for this season. While both Chinook and coho salmon numbers are significantly down from last season, the number of hatchery steelhead showing has improved. The … Continued

Inspector General says Reclamation wasted $32.2 million on Klamath irrigators

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Federal auditors have found that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) wasted $32.2 million intended for fish and wildlife and drought relief in the Klamath Basin on subsidies for irrigators. This scandal takes place as the Yurok, Karuk and Hoopa … Continued

Yurok Tribe finds deadly disease in Klamath River salmon

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The Klamath River salmon fishery, an integral part of the culture, religion and livelihoods of the Yurok, Hoopa Valley and Karuk Tribes of Northern California, is going through some tough times this year. Because of the record-low run of fall-run … Continued

Westlands Board Strips Tom Birmingham of General Counsel Duties

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Are you looking for a job? The scandal-ridden Westlands Water District, considered the “Darth Vader” of California water politics by Tribes, fishermen and environmentalists, is hiring a new general counsel. The announcement came after the Westlands Board of Directors reported … Continued

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