From The Record - Monday, Feb. 13, 2012
Coalition response...It is unfortunate that weather patterns and a study mired within the federal review process combined to isolate spawning pools in which salmon eggs may not survive. A resolution of the study could lead to a quicker and brighter future for salmon runs. If only the future of these salmon could be as quick and bright as they travel into the Delta as young juveniles. This future was put in doubt as the California Fish and Game Commission declined to accept the recommendations from its own Department of Fish and Game that urged revisions in striped bass fishing. DFG biologists acknowledged that striped bass consume up to 50% of the juvenile salmon that traverse the Delta and recommended the new regulations. Instead of acting to protect juvenile salmon, the Commission played the political trump card and denied its own biologists and the new regulations.
Fishing guide J.D. Richey provides a realistic look at what happens in the Delta when striped bass meet the young salmon. In the March 2009 edition of Western Outdoors, Richey wrote, "...the peak of the baby salmon's downstream journey corresponds with the spring spawning run of striped bass. Somewhere along the line the two migrations crash headlong into one another. It's a one-sided blood bath, and when the spray and foam settles, the stripers emerge fat and happy while the Chinook suffer heavy losses."
By Tim Quinn
From ACWA - Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012
From Independent Voter Network - Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012
From ABC/TV 30 - Monday, Feb. 13, 2012
By Ken Clark
From AccuWeather - Monday, Feb. 13, 2012
From Restore the Delta - Monday, Feb. 13, 2012
By Brandon Middleton
From Pacific Legal Foundation - Monday, Feb. 13, 2012
From River News Herald - Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012
From SF Chronicle - Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012