View Full Version : DFG closes the whole salmon season

02-24-2006, 06:45 PM
now that I have your attention......... :o
this could be it for salmon season, *no fishing
and rock cod may get the same treatment too......
there are allot of you that fish the sac river
and this includes you too and all the bait stores...

the artical is for all to see and act on from
another person, bob franko
and everyone needs to get theses letters out
and to store owners too, talked with one store
owner today who didn't even know about this.....
your future as a fisherman depends on it.....
pls read...
and take 20min and get some letters sent...


We have a crises that paternally will change your fishing for the rest of your
life, and cause economic disaster at an unprecedented level to a fishing
industry, and we are the target.

I ask you in the strongest language to stand up and be counted, I need everyone
on this not just the same guys. There are 12000 members and I want everyone of
you, this is that important. If you choose to sit on the sidelines on this, that
will tell me and the rest of the political team we are just wasting our time,
because you could care less whether there is a salmon season or not. We have
have many things going on a lawsuit over MLPA funding etc. We are working full
time for you please stand up and be counted on this one.

As you are all aware by now we are faced with an impending disaster to our 2006
ocean salmon season. Due to the dangerously low natural spawning of salmon in
the Klamath, our salmon season is going to be shut down this year unless we do
something about it. The plan being proposed would see an end to fishing as we
know it. In order to fend off a looming economic and social catastrophe we are
urging you to get involved. We need EVERY member of the fishing community, their
friends, family, and even their enemies to send a letter to the Governor,
Director Broderick, and Secretary of Resources Chrisman urging them to support
what we are calling the “Ticehurst Plan”. If accepted, this plan would allow us
to continue to enjoy what is our most valuable marine resource while giving the
Pacific Fisheries Management Council an opportunity to revisit their management
strategy for the Klamath Chinook Salmon fishery.

We are asking you to write hard-copy letters and email (do both if you can!) to
the Governor, your state assemblymen, Secretary of Resources Chrisman, and
Director of Fish and Game Broddrick. Timing is critical and they really need to
go out by the end of the day on Monday the 27th.

Please emphasize the financial disaster this would mean for our state, along
with any your personal feelings about a salmon season closure based upon some
antiquated notions of fishery management.


"I have been working with Roger Thomas and others to come up with a solution
that makes sense. After much discussion with everyone, here is what I would like
to propose in Seattle next week at the PFMC meeting.

I am going to propose an emergency action similar to the proposal that I made
one year ago.

I will propose to suspend the 35,000 natural spawner "floor" in the Klamath for
18 months and to establish a season similar to that of last year for both
recreational and commercial fishing. I will propose to refer the issue of the
"floor" to the appropriate committees to reevaluate and analyze its relevance in
the light of the latest scientific information and the deteriorated condition of
the river.

My rationale for doing so is the economic disaster associated with the draconian
steps we would have to make in our fishery management season for salmon this
year. In addition to the economic impact however, is the fact that the latest
science calls into question the rationale for protection of natural spawners.
Further, the health of the river has changed the management equation and until
the river is returned to health and has adequate flows the old management rules
are not pertinent.

When I last proposed a similar floor motion it failed 7 to 6 and the swing vote
was the vote against by California Fish and Game. I will need the public's
support in convincing F&G to revisit their position, which I think they should
do in light of the latest science and the economic consequences to California.

Darrell Ticehurst
PFMC Council Member and proud member of Coastside"

The governor is reached at:

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-445-2841
Fax: 916-445-4633
To send an Electronic Mail please visit:

Mike Chrisman is the Secretary of Resources *and reports to the governor, and
can be reached at

Resources Agency
1416 Ninth Street, Suite 1311
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 653-5656
(916) 653-8102 fax

Ryan Broddrick is the Director of the Department of Fish and Game *and reports
to the Secretary of Resources, and can be reached at

CA Department of Fish & Game
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 653-7667
(916) 653-7387 fax

Here is the link to find your State assemblyman, and your state senator - enter
your zip code and the names and addresses come up:


We need you, don’t drop the ball.

Bob Franko