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Water management decisions favoring agriculture tied to low salmon numbers  San Francisco  --  Salmon fishermen and women, and many businesses that serve both the sport and commercial salmon boats, are staring at no income in 2023 as a result of moves to close the season.  Coastal restaurants and hotels will also feel the hit.    The Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PFMC) just wrapped up a meeting...
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Ocean and River Salmon Closures Likely in 2023
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MARCH 10, 2023

If the forecasts from last Wednesday’s salmon information meeting are accurate, Chinook salmon are going to be few and far between this year. It will also likely result in a complete ocean closure to Chinook fishing state-wide in an effort to protect stocks. Currently, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) is meeting in Seattle to decide the fate of our...
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Salmon and flooding
by John McManus, MARCH 10, 2023

If you’re covering the forecasted or possible flooding in California’s Central Valley consider the following statement from John McManus, president of the Golden State Salmon Association.   “Flood threat is rising at the same time fishermen and women, the mostly coastal towns and ports where they live, and related salmon industry businesses, are learning there won’t be a 2023 salmon season in...
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Lots of Trout Over 7lbs & Big Bass!
by Collins Lake Staff, MARCH 7, 2023
Collins Lake

The weather sure has been the talk of the town to say the least, and while it’s been a wild ride not far from here, Collins Lake didn’t have any snow that hung around for more than a day. In between the showers and sleet there has been a lot of great fishing. The lake is 100% full and spilling...
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In a harsh blow to salmon recovery efforts, Governor Gavin Newsom has bowed to the will of factory farm operators in the Central Valley and invited his water managers to waive state law aimed at protecting salmon and other species, which they have now done.  Since Newsom issued his executive order on February 13 authorizing a drastic cut to required freshwater flows through...
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News Drought over? Not for salmon
by John McManus, MARCH 3, 2023

Dear Reporter   If you're reporting on the news that US Drought Monitoring data is showing that many California's counties are out of drought OR the governor' emergency declaration for 13 counties due to too much rain or snow, consider broadening your story by including elements breaking the other way.  I'm referring to news from the state yesterday that we're looking at...
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