Thousands of dying fish! Help.

Discussion in 'LOCAL CALIFORNIA TALK' started by fshnutz, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. fshnutz

    fshnutz New Member

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    Hello,
    Some of you may have heard about the thousands of trapped fish that are dying on Liberty Island ( california ). :sad2:These fish became trapped due to a levee break and they are now dying. A majority or the fish are Striper, but there are also many sturgeon, salmon, catfish, steelhead, splittail, delta pike and bluegill. The DFG has dropped the ball as usual and so far their only plan is to collect the dead fish to provide more oxygen for the live ones. This is feeble to say the least. A local man and owner of a marina has taken action. He has begun to assemble volunteers to attempt a rescue misson for these fish. The plan is to use nets to collect the fish, then, using a hovercraft we will relocate the fish to nearby Minor Slough. He is hitting red tape collecting permist at every turn (these people would rather let the fish die than let a bunch of guys go save them!!):angry:.So far there are more than 75 volunteers (including myself). If anyone in the area is interested in helping, please let me know. You can also call 916-769-8047 and talk to Bob ( marina owner ) as he probably has more information and is the official organizer. I will keep you all posted on the progress, and hopefully we can save most of these fish.
    Linz
     
  2. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Do ya really find this surprisein in todays world. Lawyers gotta find a way they can get some $$$$$$ outa the situation.
     

  3. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Best of luck to you bro. You all are fighting the good fight.
     
  4. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    Well, George, you know 'bout them Public Servants: They always go by the book instead of doing what's right :wink:
     
  5. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    G'luck guys, if that was around here I would be trying also.
     
  6. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Maybe try Salvation Army or such. At least they could feed the homeless instead of letting all that fish rot.
     
  7. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    :angry:THE SYSTEM ......:angry:
    GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL OUT THERE !
     
  8. Capt Steve

    Capt Steve Active Member

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  9. janzaldo

    janzaldo New Member

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    Hi Linz, you another word for The California DFG, it is Department of Fish and Shame.

    Jaime