A billion more for fish?

Scott Learn of The Oregonain reported that the feds are looking at spending another billion to help NW fish.

“The government’s top federal fish agency endorsed a plan Wednesday that would spend $1 billion extra over 10 years to try to save Northwest salmon and steelhead. But the draft plan stops short of breaching dams or increasing water spilled to help wild fish in the Columbia and Snake river systems compared with releases in the past two years. “

This begs the question, is there not a more affordable way? Could we not build a new river for a billion dollars? If thsi is the best way, then I suppose this is the best way.

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  • CRAWDUDE

    The only real way is to breach most of the man made levies and dams and also stop sports and comercial fishing (especially the gill netting massacres the native american carry out) for 5 years until the runs recover.

    Since no one is going to do that, we’ll just have to watch as the money is literally flushed on a bunch of “no chance of working” plans.

  • Kellyhockema

    What a complete and utter joke. The Coho is endangered period! Why does ODFW allow sports catches? Cash of course, and why don’t we just keep the first two fish rather than catch 6 or 7 to find a fin clipped? The upland habitat on the coast is just fine, no more money needs to be wasted, its now time to spend the cash in the estuarys and around our large municipalities and make the city folks aware of what us in the headlands already know and have suffered from; overstaffed government agentcy’s and massive overregulation.

    Mr. K.J. Hockema

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