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2008-07-08 12:00:39

By Peter Ottesen, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jul. 8--Applications for big-game hunting tags in California increased dramatically during the past decade, according to the Department of Fish and Game's License and Revenue Branch. Deer tag applications jumped from 38,533 in 1997 to 53,826 in 2007. At the same time, elk tag applications increased from 12,531 to 26,585, and the demand for 20 bighorn sheep applications rose from 4,493 to 10,234. More than 110,000 hunters applied for 2008...

2008-07-01 06:00:26

By Matt Weiser, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 1--A court-ordered fix for the threatened Delta smelt population is running into trouble before it has even seen daylight. Federal water officials have been warned that their work on a draft plan for operating the Delta's water works "contains deficiencies, incomplete analysis, inaccuracies and omissions." The warning came from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which faces the same court deadline of Sept. 15 to submit the plan, called a...

2008-06-26 06:02:33

By Matt Weiser, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jun. 26--A bill approved by a legislative committee Tuesday would require the state to build hatcheries to breed threatened Delta smelt. Critics warn it may undercut the state Endangered Species Act. Senate Bill 994 by Sen. Dean Florez, D-Shafter, is backed by a who's who of powerful water agencies. A weighty list of conservation groups has made the bill a top priority to defeat this year. Smelt play a key role in Delta water management....

2008-06-24 21:02:20

By Mike Taugher, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jun. 24--Staff Writer Five members of Congress from Northern California fired a warning shot Tuesday across the bow of a swift-moving plan that calls for a controversial aqueduct to deliver water around the Delta as its centerpiece. The letter accuses the federal regulatory agencies that must approve the plan of failing to protect Delta fisheries in the past and pointedly asks for assurances that the latest plan to save the...

2008-06-19 15:00:18

By JOHN HOLYOKE Spend a few hours in a boat with a good Maine guide and you soon realize that there's a big difference between them and you. Yes, you may spend a lot of time fishing. Yes, you may know plenty about the fish you pursue. And yes, if you sit back and pay attention, you'll learn more in a guide's on-water classroom than you would have thought imaginable. When you think about it, that makes perfect sense. After all, if you spend a weekend or two a month on the water - or...

2005-10-21 08:16:04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Saving the endangered delta smelt, a tiny fish considered a key indicator of the health of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, could cost hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a report being released Thursday. The price tag includes projects that also could aid other troubled species and the overall ecology of the delta, which provides drinking water to more than 70 percent of Californians. This summer, scientists said the delta smelt population had fallen...

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2009-01-15 18:19:02

The Eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus) also known as Hooligan, Ooligan, or Candlefish, is a small fish found in marine waters along thePacific coast of North America from northern California to Alaska. Most of their adult life is spent in the ocean, but they do return to their natal freshwater streams and rivers to spawn and die. Its common names can be quite confusing. The name "Candlefish" derives from the fact that when they spawn, their body weight is 15% fat and when the fish is...

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