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Schwarzenegger apologizes for ruining the fishery
Apr 6th, 2009, 5:03pm
 
A tearful Governor Schwarzenegger apologized for his part in the destruction of California's fisheries and water quality and is now opposed to controversial peripheral canal.
 
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http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/04/01/18585169.php
 
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Re: Schwarzenegger apologizes for ruining the fish
Reply #1 - Apr 6th, 2009, 10:23pm
 
Quote from Forum Admin on Apr 6th, 2009, 5:03pm:
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Now that you've read that article from April 1st, read this:
 
http://www.calsport.org/4-3-09a.htm
 
Let me add this one by the real Dan Bacher:
 
http://www.fishsniffer.com/dbachere/090215colddeadfishawards.html
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Re: Schwarzenegger apologizes for ruining the fish
Reply #2 - Apr 7th, 2009, 8:28am
 
..Yeah but this is no Joke and very worrisome from the Blanton Board
 
 
Posted by Dave Sellers on 2009-03-26 17:47:23 in reply to NRDC Rocks posted by Steve Bass on 2009-03-26 16:48:24  
 
Mr. Bass,
 
I couldn't agree more. The NRDC and Earth Justice both have won or contributed to significant victories positively effecting the remnants of our precious environmental heritage. One thing to note, and it's significant, and that is that the NRDC was the headliner on this effort but it was very much a joint effort with heavy involvement from fishing organizations including the CSPA. I hope this continues, as this is how it gets done. I also hope the distrust between sportsmen and environmental groups morphs into an understanding that we kick butt when we work together. BTW, I think that the MLPA's will ultimately win the support of fishers, so long as the proper balance is met between access to fishing and the magic that MLPA's do. I lost some of my all time favorite fishing areas and I still feel this way. This is an unpopular perspective in the fishing community but time and the reality of red hot fishing will change minds, I'm sure of it.
 
AND finally, let it be known that STRIPERFEST funds have been used in many of these battles, contributing to all organizations that do good work to help improve the health of the delta. And we are winning more than losing, let's hope it keeps going that way.
 
Dave  

 
I am wondering if the folks at CSPA are now in the money camp of the Packard/Pew environmental cartel.  Divide and conquer.The best way to catch a pig is to build a fence around it over several days while feeding it. You then have a fat pig that may you may even teach close the gate behind it to catch others.
Beware of portly pigs welcoming you in.............................LEW
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Reply #3 - Apr 7th, 2009, 9:47am
 
Yes Lew, a lot more can be accomplished by groups working together but sometimes just their ultimate goals keep them apart. In the case of the MLPA, what about people that feel their ability to "take" fish is threatened and a managed C & R area is the same to them as a closed area.  
 
Is there any picture of a "fence" and who's on what side? Or, is a new fence built in each case?
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Reply #4 - Apr 7th, 2009, 5:26pm
 
"To catch a pig" is borrowed from Islamic teachings from my comparative religion classes in high school. The real lesson comes from the questions you propose.  The consensus back then digested down to not being the pig and watching out for fences! I see the MLPA as one heck of a fence and us perceved as pigs by some folks up north.  
 
By the ,and in all fairness, the CSPA does not list any donations from any such foundations that are associated with funding the MLPA process.  This post by Dave Sellers just did not sit in my craw right. If the Bay Area Delta types want us to join in, under their leadership,  they better handle some sensitivities down this way a little better.    LEW
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