Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Commercial fishermen rally

Hard times for the Fort Bragg Fishing Fleet

A rally for commercial fishermen is scheduled for March 28th in Santa Rosa, California to "demand real solutions to salmon declines." The Pacific Fisheries Management Council meets at 7pm to hear public comments about the 2006 salmon season and the rally is intended to bring attention to the commercial fishermen up and down the west coast. This year's salmon season is in jeopardy because of declining fish runs in the Klamath River and a lot of fishermen could face financial ruin if the season is cancelled or cut short.

My hope is to cover the rally and post some video on the Streamscope site by the end of the week.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Media attention on Klamath salmon

Lots of media attention these days on the plight of salmon fishermen, both commercial and recreational, due to the possible closure of the salmon fishing season.

This editorial was in the San Francisco Chronicle today.

The KQED radio show Forum did a show on urban salmon fisheries last week.

This AP article is a good overview of the cause of the problem.

And there may be a story on the Newshour this week.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Salmon season start in limbo

The impact of the fish kill on the Klamath River and the subsequent low returns of spawning salmon to the river and its tributaries is going to hit commercial and recreational fishermen hard this year.

Here's the latest from the San Francisco Chronicle.