Tag Archives: Salmon Fisheries

California State legislators to meet in Eureka to discuss future of crab, salmon fisheries

With the California crab season opener approaching and a poor salmon season winding down, a California legislative committee is set to meet in Eureka on Friday to discuss what the future holds for two of the North Coast’s most important fisheries. The Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture hearing is set to touch upon everything from whale entanglements in crab gear and the recent lawsuit filed related to them; the potential for a federal disaster declaration for California’s and Oregon’s 2017 salmon season; and crab fishing rules and recent test results on how toxic algae blooms are affecting crab this year. click here to read the story 09:02

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