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CSPA's Mike Jackson will participate

“Salmon: Recovery or Extinction”: Panel Will Scope the Crisis and Actions Needed At Sacramento ISE

12-26-08 -- A panel of fishing, biological and environmental experts will discuss the uncertain outlook for salmon and steelhead in California. Dr. Joshua Israel of UC Davis will discuss the mounting evidence on potential extinctions. Assemblyman Jared Huffman will provide comments from the legislature. The future of these fish stands at a crossroad. Will the runs be recovered or will the current government policies assure their extinction? The panel will discuss these issues and reveal the steps that must be taken if extinction is to be avoided.

The discussion will take place at the International Sportsmen’s Exposition
Cal Expo, Sacramento Saturday January 17, 2009. A press conference will take place at 12:00 Cal Expo Administration Offices (Follow signs inside Main gate) with a 1:00 PM Public Presentation in the California Sportsmen Theater

Moderator for the Press Conference will be Dan Bacher. Sep Hendrickson of California Sportsmen Radio will conduct the Public Presentation,

The panel will be composed of: Dr. Joshua A. Israel – UC Davis “State of the Salmon Team” Led by Dr. Peter Moyle, Assemblyman Jared Huffman – Chair, Assembly Water Parks and Wildlife Committee, Barry Nelson – Water Policy Director, Natural Resources Defense Council, Zeke Grader- Executive Director, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, Michael Jackson – Attorney, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, and Dick Pool – Administrator, Water4Fish Program

Contact: Sep Hendrickson (707) 452-8595
Dan Bacher (916) 685-2245
thingy Pool (925) 825-8560