Fishermen’s News November 2014

Click here to download a PDF of this article. Are Fishing Communities Destined to Become Company Towns? By Zeke Grader, Dave Bitts, Glen Spain We’ve heard it all before, in one variation or another: “They’re trying to steal our fish,” or “They just want to put us out of business.” “They” might mean government or … Continue reading Fishermen’s News November 2014

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

Fishermen’s News July 2014

Click here to download a PDF of this article. Confessions of a Worried Man By Zeke Grader I suppose I should have been feeling good. In late April the National Marine Fisheries Service released its two reports, Fisheries Economics of the United States 2012(www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/economics/publications/feus/fisheries_economics_2012), and the Status of U.S. Fisheries 2013 (www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/fisheries_eco/status_of_fisheries/status_of_stocks_2013.html). According to the … Continue reading Fishermen’s News July 2014

Fishermen’s News June 2014

Click here to download a PDF of this article. FAUX CONSERVATION — LOOK BEYOND THE LABEL By Zeke Grader, Dave Bitts A Federal Register notice went out in late January, 2014 seeking comments on alternatives to a harvest control rule for winter-run Chinook salmon “impacted by the ocean salmon fisheries.” In February a bill was … Continue reading Fishermen’s News June 2014

Fishermen’s News April 2014

To Download a PDF version of this Article, click here! Saving Salmon from Drought By John McManus, Dave Bitts, Zeke Grader, Glen Spain Fish need water. That’s the reality we’re facing as California and southern Oregon move through their driest year on record. With little rain or snowfall forthcoming, the situation is dire for Endangered … Continue reading Fishermen’s News April 2014