Category Archives: Fishing

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION

This section of the California Constitution guarantees the peoples right to fish: CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION ARTICLE 1  DECLARATION OF RIGHTS Section 25.  “The people shall have the right to fish upon and from the public lands of the State and in … Continue reading

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Tribes to gather in protest of MLPA closures

by Dan Bacher Members of the Yurok Tribe and other tribes will gather on the North Coast beaches Saturday in protest of new coastal closures in “marine protected areas” proposed under the controversial Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative. “Armed … Continue reading

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North Coast Farmers and Fishermen Unite To Stop Water Grab

“There has to be a clear understanding and acceptance that the ecological system of the Delta is important and cannot be destroyed. Once that is understood, then the solutions to the water problems can be found. But if that is … Continue reading

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A Race Against Time and Tides

Fishing and diving on the North Coast can be dangerous at times, because of ocean, weather, and Mr. Whitey –  but not quite as scary as this.  From BBC 1 : “The people of Kangiqsujuaq in Canada go to great … Continue reading

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Salmon and Splittail Butchered at the Pumps

Sacramento Splittail Dan Bacher’s tenacious reporting on the slaughter of native Sacramento Splittail and Chinook Salmon at Central California’s Delta pumping stations has resulted in a front-page article by Kelly Zito in today’s San Francisco Chronicle. Within just five days, … Continue reading

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The Salmon

Chinook Salmon A poet once said that salmon are the silver thread, that sews together land and sea. Salmon are also ambassadors, linking fresh and salt water.  In the course of their mythic lives, they swim from inland mountain streams … Continue reading

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15,000 Chinook Salmon, 6 million Sacramento Splittail Killed in May 2011

by Dan Bacher One of the greatest fish kills in California history took place this May when the state and federal water project pumps on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta slaughtered just under 6 million Sacramento splittail and 14,929 spring … Continue reading

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2.9 million fish killed – Delta Pumping

Winnemem Wintu will dance for the salmon and estuary on June 5 By Dan Bacher The state and federal water project pumps in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River continue to kill hundreds of thousands of imperiled Sacramento splittail and hundreds of … Continue reading

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Farmers and Fishermen Unite to Restore Delta and Stop the Peripheral Canal

Corporate agribusiness “Astroturf” groups and their political allies have waged a media campaign over the past few years to portray the battle to save Central Valley chinook salmon and Delta fish populations as one of “fish versus jobs” or, more … Continue reading

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