Monday April 10, 2023

North Coast Journal

North Coast Congressmember Jared Huffman joined other officials today in pledging to work for the expedited release of federal dollars to help those impacted by the all-but-certain closure of the 2023 salmon season due to what’s forecasted to be near record-low returns of Chinook to the Klamath and Sacramento rivers.

“We can’t afford to wait years,” Huffman said. “In fact, we’ve got to bring this disaster relief home in the next few months.”

Huffman was accompanied at a new conference on the San Francisco waterfront by fellow Congressmembers Nancy Pelosi —former Speaker of the House —and Kevin Mullin, and California’s Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot, along with representatives of the fishing community and affiliated businesses affected by the closure, who talked not only about the immediate needs of those whose livelihoods are on the line but the long-term solutions needed to protect salmon into the future.

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