Four years of drought have caused huge problems for California salmon runs. A new bill, looking to fix this situation, has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. However, it’s a “good news-bad news” situation.
The Good – Smarter use of available water and keeping federal protections in place for threatened California runs.
The Bad – Targeting of “invasive predators” like striped bass for eradication. This species has coexisted with salmon for over 100 years. This is a water issue, not a fish issue.
What’s next? Contact Senators Feinstein and Boxer, thanking them for their efforts and asking them to support California sportfishing by protecting all fish. Keep the good parts of the bill and throw out the bad.
Since this issue is so complicated, we’ve written a letter for you that hits on the points that impact sportfishing. Click the link below, add your own thoughts, and take action today.