California’s Salmon Collapse

News about fish populations is almost invariably depressing, but this is some of the worst I’ve seen. There are now calls to cancel the 2009 salmon fishing season in California — and these calls are coming from both commercial and sport salmon fishermen!

I suppose this situation is better than what happened in Newfoundland, where fishermen fished cod populations into oblivion, complaining about government regulations every step of the way. Link.