Saturday, April 29, 2006

U.S. OKs Slashing Salmon Season

Could be the last straw for a lot of commercial fishermen on the northern California coast. Check out Zeke Grader's comment (he discusses some of these issues in the documentary) that the ruling is more like a 90 percent cut in the salmon season, rather than the 60 percent that NOAA fisheries claims.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Salmon fishermen protest cuts

Here's coverage of the fishermen rally in San Francisco last Monday from the Chronicle.

Califronia Congressman Mike Thompson (D) and Senators Feinstein (D) and Boxer (D) are introducing legislation to help the fishermen and provide long term support for the Klamath River. Without Republican support though, the legislation will go nowhere.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Salmon Rally in San Francisco

From Congressman Mike Thompson’s Office:

On Monday, April 24th, Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-01) will be holding a salmon rally at 10:00 a.m. on Pier 47. The purpose of the rally is to bring attention to the salmon season off the coasts of California and Oregon, and to also roll-out a disaster assistance bill that is aimed to help the communities in need. Another aspect of the bill will have a conservation component to help restore and monitor the salmon of the Klamath River.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Bush Administration to Challenge Klamath Decision

The day after restrictions are put on the salmon fishing season, the Bush Adminstration decides to appeal the decision that mandates higher water flows to help endangered salmon on the Klamath River.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Another excellent article about trouble on the Klamath

From the San Francisco Chronicle.

Go to Streamscope for a video clip on last week's rally by fishermen from up and down the Pacific coast in Santa Rosa, CA. Another protest is scheduled for April 4th in Sacramento.