First Coho Salmon Spawners of the Season Spotted in Lagunitas Creek. SAN RAFAEL, Calif.– Salmon protection groups filed a lawsuit today against Marin County for adopting a flawed “streamside conservation ordinance” that lacks science-based measures to protect salmon streams and habitat. The ordinance allows excessive development along streams that are critical to the survival of endangered coho salmon.
In an escalating campaign to pressure Marin County supervisors to protect endangered coho salmon from extinction, yesterday twenty-two conservation and fishing organizations from across the Western U.S. placed a full-page…
These photos depict only a fraction of the horrible scenes that play out every day as marine wildlife is caught and killed as bycatch in the California Drift Gillnet fishery. These images were obtained by the Sea Turtle Restoration Project through the Freedom of Information Act from NOAA.
MEXICO CITY— As President Obama raises thorny trade issues in Mexico today, U.S. conservation groups are calling on him to tackle fisheries reform as well. Coinciding with the president’s trip to Mexico this week, the groups formally urged him to impose trade sanctions against Mexico if the country doesn’t take immediate action to stop its massive endangered loggerhead sea turtle bycatch.