Tag Archives: Salmon Fisheries

Talks break down again between state, tribes to develop a joint plan for Puget Sound salmon fisheries

NOAA-LogoState and tribal fishery officials are again at an impasse over efforts , and it is uncertain when — or even if — a new season might open this year for sport anglers and nontribal, commercial fishermen. The talks this year have been complicated by forecasts for extremely poor returns of wild coho, which require harvest cuts to protect the weak runs. Rather than submit a joint plan for federal approval as in years past, both state and tribal officials now say they plan to submit separate management plans to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Fisheries. Tribal officials expect they could,,, Read the rest here 10:53

Water Wars and the Life of Salmon

Water that flows through the Central Valley to irrigate farms is an enormous part of the California economy. Traveling from the northern reaches of the state southward, the Central Valley Project yields 7 million acre feet of water a year. But, if this water diversion were at odds with the existence of California tribes and Salmon Fisheries, and the health of the salmon species overall, which would and should take priority? [email protected]   12:09