“A controversial proposal to increase the number of striped bass — which some blame for the demise of salmon — anglers can catch has been withdrawn.
The California Fish and Game Commission had been set to consider the proposal on Thursday, but the petition was withdrawn late Tuesday afternoon, meaning the panel will not consider the item.”
“John McManus, executive director of the Golden Gate Salmon Association, said he opposed changing striped bass regulations. He said salmon are suffering due to state and federal policies on stream diversions, rather than predators like striped bass.
He said groups representing recreation and commercial anglers were united in opposition to the proposal.
“It was clear the entire fishing community had united, or come together, in opposition to this petition and the anti-science approach it was trying to push,” McManus said. “Maybe the backers of this petition heard from scientists who set them straight.”
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A win for our striped bass and fisheries community!