Fishermen's Rally for Salmon Solutions

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    JOIN U.S. CONGRESSMAN DAVID WU,


    Oregon state legislators, and West Coast fishing leaders for the

    FISHERMEN'S RALLY FOR SALMON SOLUTIONS


    Thursday, March 23rd - 1 pm

    Free Salmon Barbeque Immediately Following

    Columbia River Maritime Museum - At 1792 Marine Drive in Astoria, Oregon

    Up and down the West Coast, fishermen and fishing communities are being hurt by the failure of the federal government's salmon recovery efforts. Now, the administration is seeking to further limit -- and even eliminate --fishing opportunities as the 'solution' to dwindling Columbia and Snake River salmon runs.

    This policy is a smokescreen that unfairly targets fishermen while ignoring both sound science and sound economics. Denying the Northwest fishermen the right to fish will not solve our salmon problem, and the administration knows it.

    Our fishing communities have already made significant sacrifices to help restore healthy, self-sustaining runs of wild salmon and steelhead and remain committed to a well-managed fishing season. It is now time for the federal government to step up and address the main causes of salmon decline, including the lethal impact of dams and habitat destruction, and focus on real solutions to protect our livelihoods, our communities and our Northwest way of life.

    Your community needs you! Join us on the waterfront in Astoria for the Fishermen's Rally for Salmon Solutions to stand up for the future for our coastal communities. This is our opportunity to speak up and be heard. The larger the crowd, the stronger our message to the region and the federal government.

    Featured Speakers:
    U.S. CONGRESSMAN DAVID WU,
    Oregon State Representatives Deborah Boone and Brad Witt (invited)

    And fishing leaders from:
    SALMON FOR ALL
    ASSOCIATION OF NW STEELHEADERS
    NORTHWEST GUIDES AND ANGLERS ASSOCIATION
    PACIFIC COAST FEDERATION OF FISHERMEN'S ASSOCIATIONS
    IDAHO RIVERS UNITED
    …and others.

    WE CAN CHANGE THE DIRECTION OF FEDERAL SALMON POLICY. But we
    need to speak with a strong and unified voice. We need every sport fisherman, fly fisherman, fishing guide, charter boat captain, troller, gillnetter, seiner, processor, industry leader, tribal fishermen, conservationist, and community member who cares about the future of our communities to join this united front and send a message to our leaders in the Northwest and in Washington, DC.

    SAVE OUR FISHERIES AND OUR NORTHWEST WAY OF LIFE
    JOIN THE RALLY ON MARCH 23RD!
    Then, please stay for the salmon BBQ afterwards!

    To ensure that there is plenty of food for all, we are requesting RSVPs if you know that you can join us. Also, if you are interested in carpooling to Astoria, we will help arrange caravans from Portland and Seattle.

    For more information, to RSVP, or to get involved, please contact:
    Jane Steadman, Save Our Wild Salmon, outreach@wildsalmon.org 503-230-0421 x15

    Norm Ritchie, Ass’n of NW Steelheaders, norm.ritchie@nwsteelheaders.org 503-653-4176