PCFFA Channel Islands Letter 10/22/02

22 October 2002 Mr. Michael Flores, President California Fish & Game Commission 1416 Ninth Street, 13th Floor Sacramento, CA 95814 RE: Channel Islands Marine Protected Areas Dear Mr. Flores and Members of the Commission: The Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA), representing working men and women in the West Coast commercial fishing fleet, has … Continue reading PCFFA Channel Islands Letter 10/22/02

CA Sec. of Resources Mary Nichols 10/11/02 Letter to Gail Norton

October 11, 2002 Honorable Gale Norton Secretary of Interior Washington, DC 20240 Dear Secretary Norton: I am writing to express my grave disappointment in U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) decisions that have contributed to an unprecedented fish kill in the Lower Klamath River. Estimates indicate as many as 30,000 adult fish have died in the … Continue reading CA Sec. of Resources Mary Nichols 10/11/02 Letter to Gail Norton

Not Fish Friendly: The WTO’s New Doha Agenda for Fisheries

April, 2002 NOT FISH-FRIENDLY: The WTO’s New Doha Agenda for Fisheries by Victor Menotti, Glen Spain and Zeke Grader Once again secret deals are being cut in back rooms by corporate-dominated and little known international trade groups that will directly impact the lives of commercial fishermen and our industry for decades to come. In this … Continue reading Not Fish Friendly: The WTO’s New Doha Agenda for Fisheries

Magnuson-Act Reauthorization: PCFFA Testimony to Congress 1 May 2002

TESTIMONY OF W. F. “ZEKE” GRADER, JR. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PACIFIC COAST FEDERATION OF FISHERMEN’S ASSOCIATIONS BEFORE THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON FISHERIES CONSERVATION, WILDLIFE & OCEANS REGARDING THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE MAGNUSON-STEVENS FISHERY CONSERVATION & MANAGEMENT ACT 2 May 2002 Chairman Gilchrest, members of the Subcommittee, thank you the kind invitation for me to provide testimony … Continue reading Magnuson-Act Reauthorization: PCFFA Testimony to Congress 1 May 2002

Klamath Basin Water Issues, Economic Impacts and Salmon Recovery

MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT THE KLAMATH WATER ISSUES There are many myths and much deliberate misinformation about the impact of new water policies in the Klamath Basin to protect fish and wildlife and prevent extinction of salmon as well as other species. This fact sheet includes the most common myths, indicates what the real situation … Continue reading Klamath Basin Water Issues, Economic Impacts and Salmon Recovery

PCFFA News Release 9/15/00: California Acts to Protect Ocean Food Chain

PCFFA News Release 15 September 2000 CALIFORNIA ACTS TO PROTECT OCEAN FOOD CHAIN GOVERNOR SIGNS STROM-MARTIN BILL BANNING FISHING FOR KRILL SALMON STAMP, LIMITS ON NUMBER OF CRAB VESSELS EXTENDED Sacramento – September 15: California has become the first state in the nation to ban fishing on krill, a tiny shrimp-like animal that is found … Continue reading PCFFA News Release 9/15/00: California Acts to Protect Ocean Food Chain