[env-trinity] AP 3 5 09

Byron Leydecker bwl3 at comcast.net
Thu Mar 5 14:52:58 PST 2009


State gives delta smelt species new protections

Associated Press - 3/5/09

 

(03-05) 04:00 PST Fresno -- 

California fish and wildlife managers gave new protections Wednesday to two
fish species that play a crucial ecological role in the Sacramento-San
Joaquin Delta.

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The Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously to list the longfin smelt as
a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act.

 

Commissioners also voted to classify the longfin's cousin, the tiny delta
smelt, as an endangered species.

 

In recent years, court decisions aimed at protecting the delta smelt have
restricted water deliveries from the delta, a freshwater estuary where both
fish live. Federal scientists say the delta smelt are on the brink of
extinction.

 

State officials did not immediately return a call for comment.

 

 

Byron Leydecker, JcT

Chair, Friends of Trinity River

PO Box 2327

Mill Valley, CA 94942-2327

415 383 4810 land

415 519 4810 cell

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