Save the Delta Fisheries
The Coalition for a Sustainable Delta has proposed changes to Fish and Wildlife regulations that would decimate the Striped Bass and Black Bass fisheries. This is the fourth attempt by the Coalition to change these regulations, none have passed in the past. They claim that these non-native species are preying on juvenile salmon an endangered and protected specie. Their evidence is not science based or peer reviewed. In a recent court case all their evidence of this predation was dismissed by the court for not being science based. These regulation changes would decimate both the Striped Bass and Black Bass fisheries, and not save salmon. A recent workshop on Salmon predation, consisting of a panel of fishery and delta experts concluded that predation was the LEAST stressor on salmon, and water diversions are the highest stressor.
The Coalition for Sustainable Delta is comprised of all water and irrigation districts that benefit from the water diversions. We ask the California Fish and Game Commission to not attempt to solve water diversion problems with fishing regulation changes. Join us in urging the California Fish and Game Commission to protect our public trust resource that generates hours of enjoyment and a 550 million dollar delta recreational economy. These fisheries are too valuable to allow their decimation for increased water diversions