Golden State Salmon Association: Get Message To Congress To Help Save Fish

The following is courtesy of the Golden State Salmon Association:

This year we have been on the frontlines against a barrage of salmon-killing legislation that directly risks the livelihoods of tens of thousands of people and dozens of coastal communities who rely on California’s keystone salmon fishery.
Now, we must once again fight legislation that is threatening the backbone of both California’s and coastal Oregon’s commercial and recreational salmon fishing industry. Golden State Salmon Association and Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA) are putting out an urgent call for all U.S. West Coast fishing industry businesses, trade associations/organizations and port associations (commercial and recreational fishing owner/operators, tackle manufacturers and retailers, fish brokers, marinas, fishing guide business owners, etc.) to sign on to a joint fishing industry letter to Congress.
The sign-on letter STRONGLY OPPOSES Rep. Valadao’s one-sided, fish-killing Central Valley water re-allocation bill (H.R. 215) in any form.The deadline for sign-on is September 12th and we need your help! 
We can’t let politicians beholden to industrial agricultural lobbyists broker backroom water deals and legislate, under the cover of night, terrible policies that determine the fate of our salmon, families, and jobs without hearing directly from those impacted most by these decisions! WE MUST NOT LET THIS BILL BECOME LAW.
H.R. 215 is a direct attack on existing California Central Valley salmon protections, which would: 
 Legislatively lock-in 2019 Biological Opinions that led to the collapse of salmon runs in recent years and allowed the Bureau of Reclamation to drain all of the cold water from the Shasta reservoir, leaving only hot water to be released in the fall spawning season, which literally cooks salmon eggs downstream before they can even hatch.

Override state law to allow the salmon-killing proposed Shasta Dam raise. The proposed dam raise will starve salmon of the high spring flows they need to survive their migration to the ocean – subjecting Central Valley salmon to even more low flow conditions that have hammered salmon runs in recent years.Mandate unsustainable water deliveries for a few politically connected industrial agricultural water users, regardless of the impacts those deliveries could have on salmon or how much rainfall is actually available. 

GOING BACKWARDS IS NOT AN OPTION. Policies that reduce river water flows to a trickle and increase temperatures to a level that kill salmon eggs is not a solution. It’s a status quo plan that led to this year’s salmon season closure and sets in motion a long-term strategy to end California’s salmon fisheries.
Once you have authorization from your association, organization, group, or business, have your representative email the following to BOTH Scott Artis, Executive Director of Golden State Salmon Association (GSSA) ( and to Glen Spain, Acting Executive Director and General Legal Counsel, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA) ( with the following information:
 Your fishing Association’s, Organization’s, Business’s NameThe name and title of the authorized signer on its behalf(Your F/V name if you are signing on as an individual boat owner)A copy of your organizational or business Logo for the header of the final letter  
If you have specific additional questions about this bill or this letter, please do not hesitate to contact me via email, text or phone. Deadline is September 12.
 Click here to read the sign-on letter against H.R. 215.
Click here to read more information from the Modesto Bee