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Discussion Starter · #1 ·

We have a crises that paternally will change your fishing for the rest
of your life, and cause economic disaster at an unprecedented level to
a fishing industry, and we are the target.

I ask you in the strongest language to stand up and be counted, I need
everyone on this not just the same guys. There are 12000 members and I
want everyone of you, this is that important. If you choose to sit on
the sidelines on this, that will tell me and the rest of the political
team we are just wasting our time, because you could care less whether
there is a salmon season or not. We have have many things going on a
lawsuit over MLPA funding etc. We are working full time for you please
stand up and be counted on this one.

As you are all aware by now we are faced with an impending disaster to
our 2006 ocean salmon season. Due to the dangerously low natural
spawning of salmon in the Klamath, our salmon season is going to be shut down
this year unless we do something about it. The plan being proposed
would see an end to fishing as we know it. In order to fend off a looming
economic and social catastrophe we are urging you to get involved. We
need EVERY member of the fishing community, their friends, family, and
even their enemies to send a letter to the Governor, Director Broderick,
and Secretary of Resources Chrisman urging them to support what we are
calling the â??Ticehurst Planâ??. If accepted, this plan would allow us to
continue to enjoy what is our most valuable marine resource while
giving the Pacific Fisheries Management Council an opportunity to revisit
their management strategy for the Klamath Chinook Salmon fishery.

We are asking you to write hard-copy letters and email (do both if you
can!) to the Governor, your state assemblymen, Secretary of Resources
Chrisman, and Director of Fish and Game Broddrick. Timing is critical
and they really need to go out by the end of the day on Monday the 27th.

Please emphasize the financial disaster this would mean for our state,
along with any your personal feelings about a salmon season closure
based upon some antiquated notions of fishery management.


"I have been working with Roger Thomas and others to come up with a
solution that makes sense. After much discussion with everyone, here is
what I would like to propose in Seattle next week at the PFMC meeting.

I am going to propose an emergency action similar to the proposal that
I made one year ago.

I will propose to suspend the 35,000 natural spawner "floor" in the
Klamath for 18 months and to establish a season similar to that of last
year for both recreational and commercial fishing. I will propose to
refer the issue of the "floor" to the appropriate committees to reevaluate
and analyze its relevance in the light of the latest scientific
information and the deteriorated condition of the river.

My rationale for doing so is the economic disaster associated with the
draconian steps we would have to make in our fishery management season
for salmon this year. In addition to the economic impact however, is
the fact that the latest science calls into question the rationale for
protection of natural spawners. Further, the health of the river has
changed the management equation and until the river is returned to health
and has adequate flows the old management rules are not pertinent.

When I last proposed a similar floor motion it failed 7 to 6 and the
swing vote was the vote against by California Fish and Game. I will need
the public's support in convincing F&G to revisit their position, which
I think they should do in light of the latest science and the economic
consequences to California.

Darrell Ticehurst
PFMC Council Member and proud member of Coastside"

The governor is reached at:

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-445-2841
Fax: 916-445-4633
To send an Electronic Mail please visit:

Mike Chrisman is the Secretary of Resources and reports to the
governor, and can be reached at

Resources Agency
1416 Ninth Street, Suite 1311
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 653-5656
(916) 653-8102 fax

Ryan Broddrick is the Director of the Department of Fish and Game and
reports to the Secretary of Resources, and can be reached at

CA Department of Fish & Game
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 653-7667
(916) 653-7387 fax

Here is the link to find your State assemblyman, and your state senator
- enter your zip code and the names and addresses come up:

We need you, donâ??t drop the ball.

Bob Franko

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
You didn't expect me to post this w/o submitting
some correspondence to our governor now did you . . .

Here a few words I emailed-off.


After years and years and years of mis-managing the California
Coast and the coastline resources you propose another closure
of the Klamath River Salmon Season. WE the fisherman of California
suffer again due to the Political CRAP that occurs in Sacramento.

Closing places until you can gather SOLID AND RELEVANT SCIENCE
has got to stop.

There are now posts going up all over the internet, here's one you can check . . .

When are you people going to wake-up UP THERE!?

Thank You.

John Collar.

Parker 2320 'FloMar'.

I received this in return . .

Thank you for your email to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The Governor appreciates hearing from concerned and involved
Californians, as well as from individuals all over the world
who have an interest in California.

Governor Schwarzenegger is committed to restoring your confidence in
state government. As the Governor has said, with hard wo and your
help, California will once again be the "Golden Dream by the Sea".

Due to the unprecedented number of emails sent to the Governor,
there may be a delay in immediately responding to your email.
Please know that the Governor's office is making every effort
to respond to your inquiry and will ensure that your voice is
heard by the Governor.

To help us respond to you, please include your email address when
you communicate with the Governor's Office. Please note that we
are unable to accept e-mail attachments because of the risk of
Internet viruses. We ask that you please send your attachments
via traditional mail to:

Office of the Governor
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814

For more information about Governor Schwarzenegger and the State
of California, please visit the California website at

Again, thank you for your email. Governor Schwarzenegger is proud
to serve you and all Californians.


EXCUSE me while I hurl now . . .

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Politics on a Friday night, I should say not.
It's time to go fishin'!

Maybe you were unaware of all the water that was diverted from
the Klamath the last 4-5 years for irrigation water for the farmers.
This has disrupted the whole ecosystem of the Klamath River!

Now if your a Salmon and you've been spawning in the same habitat
for 50 to 100 years, and all of a sudden the bottom of the river
has been trashed with all the digging and uprooting of the
shoreline, silt and sediment washed awayed, chemicals added,
trees uprooted, and their roots holding things in place are
gone also.

None of the words in the original post are mine, none!
They were passed to me from Bob Franko via email.

The TICEHERST Plan is a cover-up IMO.
These guys (gubment) got the money they wanted from the farmers for
the water, and now that the river is all jacked up . . .
Let's close the Salmon Season so we can try to repair the
damage created over 4-5 years and lets piece it back together
in 18 months. I've been following the Klamath saga for years.

As it relates to Northern California, and fishing,
the COASTSIDE fishing site might be something you
should look into. When you have 12,000 members with
the majority being PB'ers you can't afford to shoot
from the hip with this kind of stuff.

It's politics at it's best, with a side-helping of money and greed.

Hide the critters I'm headed to Catalina!

Have a great weekend!

Parker 2320 'FloMar'.

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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
I don't remember saying I supported the plan, not once.
And I know I'm going to get roasted for my position.

Closures = years of resource mis-management on all levels,
and then gathering data during the closure period to make
it look like good science and relevant data.

Let me also clarify this statement . .
"It's politics at it's best, with a side-helping of money and greed".

That statement is meant for everyone involved with diverting the
water for the farmers. Money talks, and the Klamath and it's Salmon
are now suffering. That statement had absolutely ZERO to do with

Sure glad I'm amped for my island trip or I wouldn't have been able
to respond until Sunday. I might have been burnt to a crisp by then!

When I can't sleep before a trip, yeah fishing is still for me.

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