Fisheries

CUEL WORK ON FISHERIES

In California, there are many fisheries facing decline, including salmon, steelhead trout and delta smelt. The primary causes of this decline include reduced instream flow due to out-of-stream diversions, blockage of upstream and downstream migration by dams, and ocean over-fishing. This decline is resulting in lost biodiversity as well as lost jobs in California’s commercial fishing sector. CUEL undertakes legal research to find solutions to this decline.

CUEL FISHERIES-RELATED PUBLICATIONS

+ CUEL Guidebook on Rivers That Depend on Aquifers
+ California Rushes In: Keeping Water Instream for Fisheries Without Federal Law
+ A Salmon Eye Lens on Climate Adaptation
+ Passage and Flow Considered Anew: Restoring Wild Salmon Via Hydro Relicensing
+ Damage to Fisheries by Dams under International Law
+ Sea Level Rise, Saltwater Intrusion and Endangered Fisheries