Delta Blues Trailer

Friday, April 11, 2008

End of the Salmon Season

Zeke Grader, from the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, talks about the role of the Delta in the salmon fishing closure.

Salmon fishing off California, Oregon banned

A sad day for commercial salmon fishermen and all the coastal people and businesses that depend on them. While some blame "ocean conditions," the experts I've talked to say that is but one of many things gone wrong for the salmon population. Troubles in the Delta are also at the top of the list and we'll investigate them for the documentary.

Here's the article in the SF Chronicle.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Scientists breed smelt in case species becomes extinct in Delta

Matt Weiser, the Sacramento Bee's excellent environmental reporter, writes about the effort by UC Davis scientists to breed endangered Delta smelt in case they go extinct in the near (or long-term) future due to the environmental mess in the Delta.