Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
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own property, and caretake our wildlife and natural resources.
Report reinforces fishermen's claims that data is flawed
assessments, the federal government reports that
form the basis of decisions about managing the
biggest fishery off the West Coast, are unreliable
for five species of fish, the U.S. General
Accounting Office reported this week.
"The fishing industry is a vital part of Oregon's
economy, especially for the families who depend on
the sea for their livelihood," Smith said in a
press release. "Stock assessments can determine
whether or not a fishing family will be able to
earn a living. It is imperative that they are as
accurate as possible to ensure the survival of
both fishers and fish."
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