On December 6th, SYRCL and Friends of the River filed a Remedy Brief and Proposed Order in advance of the February…
URGENT: Stand up for the Yuba’s wild salmon and the reintroduction into the upper Yuba above Engelbright Dam. This Summit in…
California’s Salmon Crisis: What’s at Stake?
In the Pacific Rim, all waterways lead to Salmon. “Coastal” Californians, including those in the Sierra Nevada foothills, are indeed living in Watersheds Built By Salmon, both in an ecological sense spanning hundreds of thousands of years and in a cultural sense with the arrival of humans many millennia ago.
Of all the great salmon rivers of the world, the pre-1849 Sacramento River runs of Chinook salmon were among the mightiest, with estimates of 1-2 million salmon returning to their natal streams to spawn. The collapse of Central Valley Chinook in this first decade of the 21st century (from estimates of 800,000 returning spawners as recently as 2002 to 39,500 in 2009) is a result of multiple and interacting impacts to the ecological health of our freshwater, estuarine and marine environments.
COALITION REVEALS IMMENSE PUBLIC OPPOSITION TO TRANSGENIC FISH, DEMANDS MANDATORY LABELING
As Comment Period on Approval and Labeling Winds Down More than 360,000 Send Comments to FDA Demanding Action on GE Fish
Washington, DC November 18, 2010 – A coalition of consumer, environmental and animal welfare groups, along with commercial and recreational fisheries associations and food retailers, grocers and chefs held a joint press conference today demanding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deny approval of the long-shelved AquaBounty transgenic salmon and require mandatory labeling of the fish if approved despite intense opposition. If approved the transgenic salmon would be the first genetically engineered (GE) animal intended for human consumption.