Today Nearly 1,100 Outdoor & Fishing Businesses Urge Congress to Support Salmon Planning Act
-- Representatives from Businesses Gather to Show Solidarity for Jobs, Fish & Northwest Way of Life
WHO: Reps. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) and Christopher Shays (R-Conn.) and representatives from businesses around the country:
-- Gareth Martins, Osprey
-- Dave Knutson, Chaco, Inc.
-- Lisa Meyers, Patagonia
-- Glen Spain, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations
-- Jim Norton, Rocky Mountain River Tours & Idaho Adventures
-- Mark Rockwell, Federation of Fly Fishers
-- And others
WHAT: Press Conference to release an 1,100 business-supported letter to Congress, support the Salmon Planning Act (H.R. 1615) and explain why businesses and communities need Columbia and Snake river salmon restored
WHEN: Wednesday, May 18, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern
WHERE: Capitol Hill, Cannon Office Building, Room 441
For 150 years, wild salmon and steelhead, and the healthy rivers upon which they depend, have been mainstays in the economy and quality of life for the pacific salmon states of California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska. With salmon populations in dire trouble, nearly 1,100 businesses from these states as well as hundreds of others nationwide, have come together with a letter to Congress urging immediate support for the Salmon Planning Act (H.R. 1615). This bill would initiate vital studies that explore the economic benefits of salmon and steelhead recovery, and the least-cost path to achieve it.
Tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic benefit rely on healthy salmon populations and the cool, clean waters that they need. Continued reluctance by the federal government to implement measures to protect and restore wild salmon is hurting businesses and costing thousands of jobs, especially in coastal and river communities. In addition, billions of taxpayer dollars are wasted on failed strategies, rather than spent on cost effective measure that will work.
With a combined membership of over six million, Save Our Wild Salmon is a nationwide coalition of businesses, conservation organizations, commercial and sportfishing associations, river groups and taxpayer advocates working collectively to restore healthy and abundant wild salmon to the rivers and streams of the Pacific Northwest. For more information, please visit http://www.wildsalmon.org.
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- Media Contact
- Save Our Wild Salmon
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