Sockeye Salmon Makes A Wrong Turn

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(Rancho Cordova) A 4 lb. female sockeye salmon, an apparent fish from a Pacific Northwest river that made a wrong turn on its spawning journey, made an unlikely appearance at Nimbus Fish Hatchery on Thursday, September 8. “Staff doing weir … Continued

Agribusiness Petition to Slash Striper and Black Bass Numbers Withdrawn

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In a big victory for fishing groups who were mobilizing for a huge turn out of anglers at the California Fish and Game Commission meeting in Folsom on August 25, Stewart Resnick’s Coalition for a Sustainable Delta Astroturf group and … Continued

Fish and Game Commission Adopts Marine Protected Area Master Plan – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday, August 24, adopted the controversial Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas in California that delays regional scientific reviews of MPAs, as originally promised, from every five years to every ten years. After … Continued

Delta communities submit comments on environmentally unjust California WaterFix

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Jerry Brown is often falsely portrayed as a “climate leader” and “green governor” by the mainstream media, but he is pushing for the completion of the most environmentally destructive and environmentally unjust public works project in California history, the Delta … Continued

Petition to reduce striper and black bass numbers withdrawn, but MLPA Master Plan still on agenda

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In a big victory for fishing groups who were mobilizing for a huge turn out of anglers at the California Fish and Game Commission meeting in Folsom on Thursday, August 25, Stewart Resnick’s Coalition for a Sustainable Delta Astroturf group and their water … 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

Commission will consider petition to reduce striped bass and black bass populations

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  Agribusiness interests and Southern California water agencies this spring launched a new attack in their campaign to eradicate striped bass as they scapegoat the popular gamefish for salmon and Delta smelt declines caused by decades of water exports from the … Continued

Legal victory by fishing groups could ‘pull rug out’ from Delta Tunnels plan

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Two fishing groups won a major legal victory against the federal government and agribusiness interests on July 25 when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Delta water contracts with the Westlands Water District and other irrigators. The ruling by … Continued

Save CA Stripers, Black Bass and Salmon! Take Action!

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Below is the latest Water4Fish newsletter, followed by my article exposing the campaign by Stewart Resnick’s “Coalition for a Sustainable Delta” Astroturf group and the water contractors to eradicate striped bass and black bass.  The Water4Fish Newsletter periodically publishes alerts … Continued

Delta Tunnels: Restoring An Estuary by Diverting Its Water?

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After covering fish, water, and environmental justice issues in California and the West for over 30 years as an investigative journalist, I’ve concluded that the California Water Fix, the new name for the Delta Tunnels, is the most environmentally devastating … Continued