Sept. 16, 2003
California Fish and Game Commission
Robert R. Treanor, Executive Director
1416 Ninth St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
I respectfully urge the California Fish and Game Commission to NOT adopt the proposed season change and low flow closure of the central coast (Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties) steelhead streams.
These regulation changes are not needed - - all fishing on these waters is catch and release only, with barbless hooks that release by merely slackening the fishing line. There is no biological reason to:
Never is a word said about illegal water diversions, siltation of the streambed, predation by federally protected birds and pinipeds, or the yearly fish kills on a San Mateo County estuary due to the actions of the California Department of Beaches and Parks. It would be better to address these concerns rather than adopt a season change and a low flow closure.
James A. Lazarotti
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