Fishermen’s News January 2015

Download a PDF of this article here. NOAA’s War on Fisheries By Zeke Grader It’s never been a good relationship. In an uneasy marriage arranged by the Stratton Commission back in LBJ’s Administration and consummated by the Nixon reorganization, the nation’s fisheries agency never fit well in a largely science agency, run by scientists (or … Continue reading Fishermen’s News January 2015

California Drought “Relief” Bills Threaten Salmon

West Coast salmon are in a critical state due to loss of habitat, unsustainable diversions, and perhaps most pressingly, California’s unprecedented drought. Indeed, the entire state is in crisis as California’s massive population and industries come to terms with natural resource shortages. In response, Congress is dealing with bills that purport to “relieve” the impacts … Continue reading California Drought “Relief” Bills Threaten Salmon

PCFFA, IFR Victorious in Challenge to 5th Failed Columbia River Salmon Plan

On 4 May, U.S. Federal District Court Judge Michael Simon ruled for the Plaintiffs on every major issue, in a long-standing landmark lawsuit (National Wildlife Federation, et al. vs. National Marine Fisheries Service, et al., U.S. Dist. Ct. of Oregon, No. 3:01-cv-00640-SI) challenging the most recent version of the federal Columbia-Snake River Salmon Recovery Plan … Continue reading PCFFA, IFR Victorious in Challenge to 5th Failed Columbia River Salmon Plan