Tag Archives: Central Valley Project Improvement Act

Federal law requiring a million salmon is ignored by Dan Bacher

On one historic day in 1992, I marched through the State Capitol Building and adjoining Senate Offices with hundreds of recreational fishermen, commercial fishermen and environmentalists working for the passage of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA). Arrayed in yellow and green commercial fishing slickers and colorful recreational fishing group shirts and jackets, we carried big banners and signs calling for the passage of the CVPIA and restoration of salmon populations.  We marched by the offices of Senator John Seymour, one of the key opponents of the CVPIA, and the crowd spontaneously erupted in raucus shouts of “No More Seymour, “No More Seymour!” http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/11/22/18726225.php

Federal law requiring almost a million salmon ignored at great expense to Bay-Delta ecosystem and fishing industry

“Our salmon runs are essential to California’s natural heritage, to fishing families and to an industry that reaches from the fishing dock to your dinner table,” said Victor Gonella, president of the Golden Gate Salmon Association. “Restoring healthy salmon runs means healthy local food, healthy communities and a healthy economy.” http://enewspf.com/latest-news/science-a-environmental/38315-new-index-shows-federal-agencies-fail-to-meet-salmon-restoration-goal.html