All Blog articles by Dan Bacher

Recreational Ocean Salmon Fishing Season Will Begin April 4

The recreational salmon fishing season is slated to begin in the Fort Bragg, San Francisco and Monterey South regions of the California Coast on Saturday, April 4, 2015. In spite of the record drought, the outlook for this year's season is promising, due to a relative abundance of both...


Reclamation slashes American River flows to 500 cfs

(Sacramento) This year was the worst ever for steelhead returns to the Nimbus Fish Hatchery on the American River – and things aren’t getting any better with a scheduled drop in flows on the river to 500 cubic feet per second (cfs.). That means low, warm flows for steelhead and king salmon...


Drought legislation must target agribusiness and Big Oil

Governor Jerry Brown joined Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, and Republican Leaders Senator Bob Huff and Assemblymember Kristin to unveil legislation that they claimed addresses the State’s unprecedented drought crisis. 

A statement from the...


New Recreational Groundfish Regulations Now in Effect - Seasons Extended!


Worst American River steelhead run on record nears dismal end

Nimbus Fish Hatchery staff continue to see the worst steelhead run on the American River, Sacramento's unique urban jewel, but a few fish continue to trickle into the river.

“We have trapped 143 adult steelhead, including 93 females and 45 males, to date,” said Gary Novak, hatchery...


Fish agencies and anglers are optimistic about 2015 ocean salmon season

State and federal fishery scientists speaking at the annual salmon informational meeting held in Santa Rosa on Thursday, February 26, shared encouraging news for sport and commercial anglers for the upcoming 2015 ocean salmon season, in spite of the continuing drought in California. more ››

Sacramento and Klamath salmon return numbers for 2014 released

As anglers get ready for the upcoming ocean and river salmon seasons, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) revealed that 212,000 adult fall-run Chinook salmon returned to spawn in the Sacramento River and its tributaries in 2014.

About 10,000 adult salmon returned to the San...


Action Alert: Stop Westlands from Draining the Delta!

Don't let the corporate welfare crybaby growers from the Westlands Water District pressure the water board to eviscerate environmental protections for California fisheries!

Restore the Delta has issued an urgent action alert calling everybody who cares about the Bay-Delta Estuary and the...

State Water Board’s Spiteful Order Avoids Law

The State Water Resources Board has served for decades as a shill for corporate agribusiness, Southern California water agencies, big oil companies and other water exporters - and the board's continuing service to the water contractors at the expense of fish and Delta farmers became evident...


Coalition urges Gov. Brown to shut down illegal injection wells

(Sacramento) Just two days after over 8,000 protesters marched through the streets of Oakland in the largest anti-fracking protest in U.S. history, documents released by state regulators revealed that thousands of oil and gas wells and hundreds of illegally operating oil industry...


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