About 250 people showed up at Portuguese Hall in Rio Vista last night to voice their opinions on the new proposed striped bass fishing regulations for California.
The was simply a public forum in which the DFG did a quick presentation on the reasoning behind the regulations they are proposing and then the public was able to comment. Basically, most folks said that the water diversions, not predation by striped bass, were the main culprits in the declines of native Delta fishes. The DFG answered the questions and seemed to agree with that point.
So, the next step is the proposal (and the public’s comments) gets sent onto the CA Fish & Game Commission next month, where the Commission can either decide to act on it…or decide to ignore it.
Here’s where you can affect change: Write a quick email to the Fish & Game Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know how you feel about this issue. There are 5 voting members…we need three of them to vote against this whole abomination.