Monthly Archives: June 2011

North Coast MLPA “Initiative” – Options and Sub Options

The MLPAI reached new levels of absurdity, wasted time and misplaced effort. * On Wednesday the Marine Life Protection Act “Initiative” and  supporters got a big boost from the California State Fish and Game Commission, who approved “Option 1″ ratifications … Continue reading

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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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Splittail and salmon losses at pumps could be 5 to 10 times ‘salvage’ numbers

Tracy Fish Salvage Facility by Dan Bacher The loss of millions of Sacramento splittail, a native minnow, and tens of thousands of Sacramento River spring-run chinook salmon continues at the state and federal water export pumps on the Sacramento-San Joaquin … Continue reading

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Westlands Delta Smelt Lawsuit

Conservation groups contest basis of Westlands Delta smelt lawsuit by Dan Bacher Environmental and fishing groups on Friday, June 24 issued a press release publicly questioning the basis of Pacific Legal Foundation’s lawsuit challenging the legal basis of Endangered Species … Continue reading

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The kind of “Science” WE DON’T NEED!

This photograph appeared on the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday: In the opinion of many, attaching so cumbersome a device to a free and wild animal’s head constitutes cruel and abusive treatment, that should be in … Continue reading

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A VOTE FOR OPTION ZERO

To: California State Fish & Game Commissioners From: John and Barbara Stephens-Lewallen, Mendocino Sea Vegetable Company (707)895-2996 Subject: Vote Option Zero: No new Marine Protected Areas! Dear California Fish & Game Commissioners, We urge you to vote for Option Zero: … Continue reading

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SCIENTISTS WARN OF MASS EXTINCTIONS

There’s a new report, “State of the Oceans,” by 27 eminent scientists from 18 organizations in six nations, who met at the University of Oxford in April.  The report, released on June 20th, spells doom for us and the ocean … Continue reading

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SALMON FILM FESTIVAL Ft. Bragg Town Hall July 1 & 2, 2011

The first-ever Salmon Film Festival, co-sponsored by the Salmon Restoration Association, the City of Fort Bragg, and the North Coast Brewing Company, takes place July 1st and 2nd in Ft. Bragg Town Hall. The Salmon Film Festival is held in conjunction with the 40th Annual … Continue reading

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The First Nations and the MLPAI “Initiative”

Instead of being the first to be consulted on the wisdom and practicalities of establishing marine protected areas in Northern California, the “First Nations” were among the last. This was more than just an oversight.  It displayed a total lack … Continue reading

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