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Feds declare salmon fishery disasters

Feds declare salmon fishery disasters

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT –  California’s 2016 and 2017 commercial ocean salmon seasons have been declared as federal fisheries disasters, one of many declarations for the state and the rest of the West Coast. Declared by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce late last month, the West Coast fisheries disasters include the Klamath River

Mega fishing fee hikes ripped

Paul Mann Mad River Union NORTH COAST – With North Coast fishing gutted by a doomsday falloff of salmon and crab stocks, state legislators are savaging a Department of Fish and Wildlife proposal to lash fishermen with staggering landing fee hikes of 1,300-13,000 percent. At the “low” end, the 1,300 percent levy would apply to

Scientists recommend ‘reconciliation ecology’ for wild fish

Paul Mann Mad River Union CALIFORNIA – A new California science study endorses a management technique for wild fish called “reconciliation ecology.” The study cites as an example a Central Valley initiative, the Yolo Bypass experiment, which manages rice fields to mimic natural floodplains. The approach “creates substantial growth benefits for juvenile salmon,” according to

Salmon runs collapse, closing North Coast fishing season

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – With record low runs forecasted, the commercial and recreational ocean Chinook salmon fishing seasons in the Klamath Management Zone (KMZ) from Southern Oregon to north of Shelter Cove will be closed this season. The in-river Klamath tribal fishery will also be heavily restricted, with the Yurok and Hoopa

Salmon season blunted again

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Citing “severe conservation needs,” the federal agency that manages Pacific salmon fishing has recommended major restrictions for this year’s season, threatening grave economic damage. However, the impact on Humboldt County is expected to be light compared to historically retarded catches here. The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) has

MCSD to discuss teen center, coho project on Wednesday

McKINLEYVILLE CSD The McKinleyville Community Services District Board of Directors meets Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Rd. in McKinleyville. The meeting begins with a closed session to discuss a lawsuit filed against the district by McKinleyville resident Jeffrey Lytle. The regular meeting begins at 7 p.m. The board will