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The following information has been supplied by the COASTSIDE FISHING CLUB.



Itâ??s time to launch phase two of our save the salmon fishery campaign.
We must now all rise up in one unified voice to be heard all the way to
Washington DC.

If we donâ??t turn this thing around we will become an endangered
species. The effort will shift to rockfish and the end result could be a total
collapse of our fishery.

The economics of this nightmare has the potential to destroy an

There can be no solders on the bench we must all arm our self with the
power of numbers. I ask you to look at the links provided and send a
fax, an e-mail, or a phone call or better yet all three. Have your friend
and neighbors get involved.

The following names are the target - itâ??s time they hear from their

Below is a sample letter that can be used for guidance. This letter can
be faxed and emailed with your signatures to the people below. Do not
forget to contact your state and federal representatives â?? especially
your local Congressional Representative.

For more information about the Klamath salmon issue see the Coastside
Salmon Brochure:

We are urging all of you to FAX, EMAIL and PHONE all of these people as
often as you can. Writing letters is not as important due to the delay
in receiving written mail (security issues cause mail to take upwards
of three weeks) so we need everybody to use the above methods first. If
possible, do all of the above several times!

Let your voice be heard

President George W. Bush
The White House
Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461
E-Mail : [email protected]

Secretary of Commerce
Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez
of the Secretary Room 5516
U.S. Department of Commerce
14th & Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20230
Phone: 202-482-2000
Email: [email protected]

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-445-2841
Fax: 916-445-4633
E-Mail: [email protected]

Feinstein, Dianne
331 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3841
Web Form:

Dianne Feinsteinâ??s San Francisco Office
Jim Molinari, State Director
One Post Street, Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415)393-0707

Boxer, Barbara
112 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3553

Barbara Boxerâ??s San Francisco Office
1700 Montgomery Street,
Suite 240
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 403-0100
Fax: (415) 956-6701
Web Form:

State Senators & Assembly Members
Here is a link to find out who your representatives are if you do not
already know:

United States Congressional Representative

To reach your Senators or Congressperson call:
"The Capital Number" - 1-866-220-0044

Let them know you fish, spend lots of $$$$ fishing, and that they urge
the Secretary of Commerce, to provide us with our full salmon season.


Bob Franko

Here is a copy of the Sample Fax Form

Re: California Ocean Salmon Fishery Crisis

In the strongest possible terms, with the utmost urgency, and on behalf
of my friends and family, I urge you to immediately become involved in
the California Salmon management crisis. California recreational
anglers are facing an impending socioeconomic disaster and we urgently need
your assistance to avert a situation that will in all likelihood mark
the end of saltwater fishing in this great state. We urge you to:

1. Avoid an economic disaster in California and demand that the
Pacific Fishery Management Counsel (PFMC) and the National Marine Fishery
Service (NMFS) adopt â??Option 1â?? for a reasonable harvest of Salmon in
the ocean at their April 2006 meeting.

2. Salmon Grow Where Water Flows! In the long-term, we urge you to
demand a balanced management plan for the Klamath River that fully
recognizes the need for a healthy river with adequate cold, clean water
flow timed to support healthy runs of returning and out-migrating salmon.

My friends, family and I have enjoyed the pleasures and benefits of our
Salmon fishery for many years here in California. Our California
Salmon fishery is world class and provides a valuable recreational
opportunity for the citizens of California and for visiting tourists from other
states. Salmon are a valuable, sustainable and renewable resource,
providing in addition to recreation, valuable tourist trade and commercial
opportunities. They are one of Californiaâ??s most valuable resources and
must be protected. Saltwater recreational fishing in California
contributes $1.7 billion to the local economy, nearly $500 million in jobs,
and over $125 million in fuel and sales tax. The recreational
opportunity for families to enjoy the California outdoors is priceless and can
not be quantified in economic loss. Our Salmon fishery is too important
to lose.

Regrettably, and due to a failed federal policy, there is a problem
with the fresh water habitat for salmon on the Klamath River. Recall the
2002 fish-kill on the Klamath, which resulted in the loss of
60,000-70,000 adult Chinook salmon. We must take care of the fresh water
environment that salmon depend on to spawn, and for the initial lives of the
young while transiting to the ocean. Currently the Federal management of
water in the Klamath River is having a severe adverse impact on the
ocean salmon fishery extending from below Monterey to as far north as the
Columbia River in Oregon. Inadequate flows have caused the river to
become too warm which has resulted in deadly parasites which kill 80 to
90 percent of newly spawned Salmon.

The Klamath in-river conditions are solely responsible for current
plight of Klamath River Salmon. All parties involved agree that FISHING IS
NOT THE PROBLEM, yet the fishermen, both recreational and commercial,
are being told they will shoulder the entire burden of this failed
federal policy! We request that you support the PFMC and NOAA in adopting
an emergency action to allow some harvest of the abundant Sacramento
River Chinook. On average, recreational anglers catch only 4 Klamath River
salmon for every 1000 Central Valley Chinook!

The PFMC and California Department of Fish and Game estimate that
approximately 25,000-30,000 natural spawning Klamath salmon will return to
the Klamath River this year. If fishing under 2005 regulations it is
estimated that this effort would result in the harvest of only 270 of
these natural spawners in the region south of the Klamath Management Zone!
Closing the recreational salmon season over 0.5% of the Klamath natural
spawner run is not justified in any economic or resource management
model. We urge you in the strongest possible terms to act in the best
interests of the citizens of California and support OPTION 1 in front the
Pacific Fisheries Management Council. Please get involved now and help
the people of California avert a pending disaster to one of our most
cherished resources.

For more information contact

Respectfully Submitted,

Printed Name________________________

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