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Low Salmon numbers should spawn action

Posted By Shay On March 31, 2008 @ 5:24 pm In Nature & Environment | No Comments

If you’re not sufficiently PO’d or freaked out by the lede to this story in The San Francisco Chronicle:

The Central Valley fall run of chinook salmon apparently has collapsed, portending sharp fishing restrictions and rising prices for consumers while providing further evidence that the state’s water demands are causing widespread ecological damage.

Then read the whole, disturbing story here [1].

Turns out that pollution and other contaminant runoff, combined with new dams and water withdrawal, are sucking the life out of the state’s fisheries—literally.

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[1] here: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/01/30/MNRIUOE8C.DTL

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