Stienstra on the California Stocking Ban

November 30, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

San Francisco Chronicle outdoors columnist Tom Stienstra decries the logic of “enviros” who succeeded in putting a stop to most stocking in California lakes, streams and rivers. “The Center for Biological Diversity sued the DFG mainly to protect frogs and pollywogs, charging that fish can’t be stocked without the DFG completing an Environmental Impact Report. Even though the DFG has stocked many of the lakes for generations, it’s over now at many of the best. The ban takes effect immediately.”