California Fish and Game Commission Announces Delay in Considering Petition to List Coho Salmon North of San Francisco

Contact: Robert Treanor, Executive Director, (916) 653-4899

July 30, 2002

On July 25, 2002, the Fish and Game Commission received a letter from the Salmon and Steelhead Recovery Coalition requesting the Commission delay consideration of its petition to list coho salmon north of San Francisco as an endangered species. The Petitioners' request is for the Commission to delay this matter from its Aug. 1 meeting to its late August meeting in Oakland. Therefore, this matter will be continued until the Commission's Aug. 30, 2002 meeting. That meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. in the Elihu Harris State Building, First Floor Auditorium, 1515 Clay Street.

Anyone interested in providing comments to the Commission regarding this matter has until Aug. 23, 2002 to provide written comments to the Commission office. Oral comments will be received at the Aug. 30 meeting.