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Assemblyman Jared Huffman to Headline Sacramento ISE Show Fisheries Forum


January 19, 2010 -- This year’s annual Fisheries Forum will feature Assemblyman Jared Huffman, Chairman of the Assembly Water Parks and Wildlife Committee.  He will discuss the state of California’s Delta fisheries as viewed by the Legislature.  He will also review the fisheries provisions of the water legislation passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor last September.
The forum will take place at the International Sportsmen’s Exposition show in Sacramento on January 23, 2010 at 12:00 noon.  Each year the show sponsors an update on the status of the critical fisheries of Northern California.
Jared Huffman is the leading advocate for fisheries recovery in the Legislature.  He was one of the co-authors of the water bill and fought hard to maintain its critical fishery provisions as the bill went to the Governor.  He will discuss these features and what fishermen need to do to ensure we get results.
Other speakers at the forum will include Zeke Grader, Executive Director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fisheries Foundations.  He will speak on the steps needed to restore the Delta and its fisheries.  Dick Pool, Administrator of Water4Fish.org will speak about the collapse of the Fall-Run salmon and the salmon industry’s proposal to rebuild this run and re-open the fishery.
A press conference will immediately follow the presentations.
The Sacramento International Sportsmen’s Exposition will run from January 21-24 at Cal Expo. Show hours are Thursday and Friday 11:00am to 7:00pm, Saturday 10:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm.