Thursday, May 30, 2013

Salmon Groups Call for Tougher Pesticide Regulation

Advocates for the fishing industry are calling for tougher regulation of two widely-used pesticides in California. Last week the Golden Gate Salmon Association and the Pacific Coast Fishermen’s Association submitted comments to the Central Valley Water Board, as it considers expanding oversight of pesticide runoff into the region’s waterways. The Pacifica Coast fishing industry has long been concerned that pesticide-contaminated streams harm salmon, and impacts their livelihood. Vic Bedoian reports from Fresno.