Re: My Letter to Director McCamman


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Posted by Dan Blanton on 2010-09-03 16:29:18 in reply to Re: Striped Bass Lawsuit... We want your help posted by Dan Blanton on 2010-09-03 14:53:49

September 3, 2010

John McCamman, Director
California Department of Fish and Game
1416 Ninth Street, 12th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Dear Director McCamman,

I write to urge the California Department of Fish and game to continue in earnest, without capitulating to the plaintiffs, defending striped bass in the lawsuit to declassify them as a regulated and protected game fish. The economic and recreational value of our striped bass is profound as I am sure you are keenly aware. Many anglers, such as me, make all or a portion of our income guiding anglers on the Bay/Delta system, targeting striped bass.

The science clearly shows, as well as any “scientific data” can, that striped bass are not responsible for the dramatic decline of salmon, steelhead and various smelt species, native to the Sacramento/San Joaquin river and Delta system.

Again, I urge you, no matter what the cost, to continue the effort to keep our striped bass protected as a game fish. Please do not give up the fight!

Sincerely,

Captain Dan Blanton – Chair – Striperfest
Editor-at-Large - Fly Fishing in Salt Waters Magazine
Editor-at-Large - California Fly Fisher
Publisher - Fly Fishing – Panfish to Billfish website www.danblanton.com

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