Tag Archives: by Dan Bacher

Fishery Legend Zeke Grader, PCFFA Executive Director, Honored At Sausalito Gathering

Hundreds of people attended an event honoring Zeke Grader, Executive Director of The Pacific Coast Federation of Fisherman’s Associations (PCFFA) and The (IFR) on Friday, April 10, at the Bay Model in Sausalito.,, I have known Zeke for 30 years and admire him for his understanding of the big picture of fisheries and conservation in California and across the world. Read the rest from Dan Bacher here  18:49

Governor Jerry Brown’s Water board chief admits he ‘was wrong’

It is rare when a public official admits when he/she does something wrong. It’s even rarer when a state water official serving the administration of Governor Jerry Brown admits they did something wrong.  But that’s exactly what happened in Sacramento on Wednesday, February 18, when Tom Howard, executive director of the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), the controversial agency overseeing California water, claimed he was “mistaken” last year when he approved emergency actions that harmed imperiled Delta smelt, Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon and other fish species. Read the rest here 09:27

Governor Brown signs Chesbro bill to protect fisheries from ‘frankenfish’

Salmon and steelhead face a lot of problems in California, ranging from the state and federal mismanagement of northern California reservoirs during the record drought to the Governor’s plan to build two giant peripheral tunnels under the Delta, but one challenge they won’t face here is the threat posed by the commercial hatchery production, cultivation or stocking of transgenic salmonids, or “frankenfish.” Read the rest here 20:49

Marine Protected Area Science Co-Chair Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement Charge by Dan Bacher

Ron LeValley of Mad River Biologists, the former co-chair of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Science Advisory Team to create alleged marine protected areas on the North Coast, pled guilty Tuesday to a single federal charge of conspiring to embezzle nearly $1 million in federal funds from the Yurok Tribe.  Court documents reveal that LeValley conspired with Read [email protected]  16:39