CDFW’s CBD v. Bonham Settlement Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO — Californians will be pleased to know that Dungeness crab will be caught off the coast with greater care for endangered wildlife under a settlement announced by the Center for Biological Diversity, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA). The legal settlement protects … Continue reading CDFW’s CBD v. Bonham Settlement Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: Smith River Ag Waste Discharge Petition Filed

For immediate release:  Nov. 2, 2018 For more information contact: Regina Chichizola, Institute for Fisheries Resources/PCFFA : (541) 951-0126 Nathaniel Kane, Environmental Law Foundation : (510) 208 4555 Noah Oppenheim, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations ( 415) 561 3474 Fishermen Petition State to Control Pollution on California’s Wildest Salmon River Smith River, CA – … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Smith River Ag Waste Discharge Petition Filed

9th Circuit Reverses, Rules for Fish and Fishermen on Water Export Case

A federal appeals court this week reversed its earlier decision and determined that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by failing to analyze a ‘no project’ alternative to a series of contracts for water deliveries into the San Joaquin Valley. The reversal is a victory for fish and … Continue reading 9th Circuit Reverses, Rules for Fish and Fishermen on Water Export Case

Fisheries, Fishing and Climate Change — A PCFFA Manifesto

THE PACIFIC COAST FEDERATION OF FISHERMEN’S ASSOCIATIONS COMBATING GLOBAL WARMING & ACIDIC SEAS Toward a New Fishing Industry Initiative By Glen Spain Its now time — perhaps long past time — for the world’s fishing industry to collectively take a firm stand against the economic and societal forces creating global warming and its related marine … Continue reading Fisheries, Fishing and Climate Change — A PCFFA Manifesto

Klamath Basin Water Issues and Salmon

THE PACIFIC COAST FEDERATION OF FISHERMEN’S ASSOCIATIONS THE STRUGGLE TO SAVE SALMON IN THE KLAMATH BASIN Back to PCFFA Home Page The Klamath River was once the third most productive salmon river system in the United States. Today, thanks to habitat blocking dams, poor water quality and too little water left in the river, the … Continue reading Klamath Basin Water Issues and Salmon

Salmon Declines and Pesticides

A Hidden Threat Pacific salmon are in serious trouble. The enormous runs of migratory salmon of the past have slowly dwindled to the trickle that presently inhabit many western rivers. Although salmon recovery efforts are under way, scientists, policy makers and interest groups have thus far given insufficient attention to the role that widespread pesticide … Continue reading Salmon Declines and Pesticides