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Oregon Fish...in Increasingly Hot Water?

April 18, 2007

Recent reports show global warming could mean less water and higher temperatures for Oregon, and that means Northwest salmon could be in hot water. Sportsmen from across the region are gathering tonight in Portland to call for new salmon recovery efforts to save their way of life, and the region's economic and recreational resources. Former head of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and fisherman Jim Martin says the 50 million sportsmen in the country have the ear of politicians, and it's time to speak out.

"They're highly politically active and very bipartisan. They vote, and they speak out, and I think they're listened to by everybody."

Recent global warming predictions show less snow pack, more rain and hotter summers for the region. Martin says with current federal recovery efforts, that also means less water over the dams for fish, and a much lower survival rate for fish and the fishing industry.

Martin believes the current federal recovery strategy barely gets salmon "over the bar" with minimal impact on the economy and our hydro-system.

"That's simply not going to make sense in terms of the projections on the table. And I think sportsmen are really the first ones to really say let's get our arms around this problem and let's start doing some things now get salmon prepared."

The Association of Northwest Steelheaders, Trout Unlimited, Save Our Wild Salmon and the National Wildlife Federation sponsor the workshop tonight from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Metzger Park Hall in Portland.

Dondrea Warner/Eric Mack, Public News Service - OR