Category Archives: General Info

The Inconvenient Truths about the MLPA “Initiative”

Yurok Tribal Member Richard Myers cleans mussels inside of Patrick’s Point State Park. Members of the Yurok, Hoopa Valley, Karuk and other Tribes on June 18, 2011 gathered seaweed, mussels and clams at three beaches on the North Coast to … Continue reading

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Long Overdue Investigation into Seismic Surveys

For years, the feds have let companies explore for oil using seismic surveys without permits required by federal law. The surveys use very loud blasts that hurt marine animals by causing hearing loss, disturbing essential behaviors like feeding and breeding, … Continue reading

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World Oceans Day 2011

World Oceans Day – 7 Ways to Save the Seas The May 2011 issue of Popular Science magazine featured an 11-page spread “Seven Ways to Save the Seas.”  It provided a list of major threats to the ocean, and the … Continue reading

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Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!

Arnold  Schwarzenegger   It’s official: the Marine Life Protection Act “Initiative” does not exist, and it never did exist. But don’t get out your fishin’ pole just yet, and head down to your nearest marine poaching area “National Park.”  If … 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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Thanks a lot, Ocean!

In 2004 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the ‘Ocean Action Plan,’ which among other things created a “public awareness campaign” to inform the public about the importance of our coasts and oceans.  The federal government started a similar program in 2004. … 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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the MOTION TO QUASH

The Marine Life Protection Act Initiative’s “Motion to Quash” was heard in Mendocino County Superior Court on Friday, May 20, before substitute judge Hon. Andrea Richey from Southern California.  The Hon. John Behnke was scheduled to hear the case, but … Continue reading

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Secret Meetings of the MLPAI

In this Feb 2, 2011 video, George Osborn provides proof before the California Fish and Game Commission of secret meetings held by the so-called “Blue Ribbon Task Force” and Executive Director Ken Wiseman.   The “Initiative,” that was funded by … Continue reading

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