PCFFA Fishermen’s News column August, 2013

August, 2013 To Download a PDF version of this Article, click here! The Fate of the San Joaquin River By Larry Collins, Kalla Hirschbein Sixty years ago, when state and federal agencies built the dams that dewatered the second largest salmon run in California, it might have seemed like a good idea. Now we know … Continue reading PCFFA Fishermen’s News column August, 2013

PCFFA Fishermen’s News column June, 2013

June, 2013 To Download a PDF version of this Article, click here! National Ocean Policy: Plan, Schedule, But No Muscle By Pietro Parravano, Zeke Grader In mid-April (2013) the Obama Administration released its long-awaited National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan. The plan is a scaled down version of last year’s draft developed following a set of … Continue reading PCFFA Fishermen’s News column June, 2013

PCFFA Fishermen’s News Column for May, 2013

May, 2013 To Download a PDF version of this Article, click here! FIXING MAGNUSON — AGAIN By Zeke Grader, Glen Spain At the end of this federal fiscal year the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) is set to expire. Congress is unlikely to let it, but this “sunset” date has set in motion discussions and hearings on … Continue reading PCFFA Fishermen’s News Column for May, 2013

PCFFA Fishermen’s News Column April, 2013

April, 2013 To Download a PDF version of this Article, click here! The California Coastal Fall Chinook Conundrum By Dave Bitts Suppose there were an ocean salmon fishery constrained by a biological opinion (BiOp) to protect a stock of fish, taken in that fishery, that has been listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act … Continue reading PCFFA Fishermen’s News Column April, 2013

PCFFA Fishermen’s News March 2013 – Congress Must Act to Restore the Klamath

March, 2013 To Download a PDF version of this Article, click here! CONGRESS MUST ACT TO RESTORE THE KLAMATH By Glen Spain One of the most important and most urgent actions that can be done to restore the battered West Coast ocean commercial salmon fisheries in the “Lower 48” is to restore the valuable and … Continue reading PCFFA Fishermen’s News March 2013 – Congress Must Act to Restore the Klamath

PCFFA Fishermen’s News Column, January 2013

January, 2013 To Download a PDF version of this Article, click here! SAVING OUR FISHING PORTS By Pietro Parravano. David Bitts and Larry Collins For at least two decades, before any formal business begins, every PCFFA Board meeting has opened with port reports. Board members from each of PCFFA’s member port associations give an informal … Continue reading PCFFA Fishermen’s News Column, January 2013