The following is courtesy of the Golden State Salmon Association:
Dear Salmon Supporter ,
The holiday season is rapidly approaching and the State of California is betting on this distraction to prevent fishermen and women and all of those directly impacted by conditions in the Bay-Delta and its tributaries from telling their stories – speaking directly to the Water Resources Control Board about the hardships faced with the continued decline of salmon and this year’s fishery closure. We can’t let that happen!
Register By This Friday, November 3, 2023 at 12pm (noon) To Speak At An Upcoming HearingYou will have the option to select between 3 upcoming State Water Board public hearings: November 17 (9:30am), December 1 (9:30am), and December 11 (4pm). The State Water Board has a duty to protect our fisheries and they must hear directly from those impacted by their failures to secure the river flows and water temperatures salmon need to survive and thrive. The current requirements pertaining to river temperatures and flows were adopted way back in 1995, nearly three decades ago. There’s been a complete failure of these antiquated policies, which can be seen in the collapse of salmon runs, the current salmon fishing shutdown, loss of fishing industry jobs and businesses, growing algae blooms and many salmon species on the brink of extinction. We Need Your Voice
Golden State Salmon Association needs your help to speak up and ensure the Draft Bay-Delta Staff Report protects salmon and other fish. It is imperative that they hear directly from you and those who rely on this incredible ecosystem and its fisheries.Register before Friday, November 3 at 12pm (noon) to speak at an upcoming meeting in November or December. Talking points will be available as we get closer to the meetings.