Half Moon Bay Holds Wild Pacific Salmon Summit

HALF MOON BAY (AP) — Members of Congress, fishermen and scientists are gathering in Half Moon Bay to discuss ways to restore California’s once-abundant salmon runs.

U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier helped organize Saturday’s wild Pacific salmon summit in Half Moon Bay. It is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

The fish’s populations have been dwindling for years, with the most dramatic losses in the Sacramento River Basin.

Its numbers there have plummeted from 769,868 returning chinook in 2002 to a record-low 39,500 fall chinook last year.

Officials have responded with a ban on commercial fishing off the coast of California and much of Oregon the past two years, devastating the fishing industry.

Experts say a full recovery of Central Valley chinook salmon could create thousands of new jobs and pump billions into California’s economy.

Comments

One Comment

  1. Kodiax says:

    so much for “Farmers vx Fish”…….. gee do we want almonds ……or thousands of jobs and BILLIONS of dollars

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
Got Our Weather App?

Listen Live