5/18/18 – A California Senate committee undermined efforts to better protect whales, sharks, fish and other ocean creatures this week by recommending AGAINST Governor Brown's proposed funding for California's Department of Fish & Wildlife. IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO HELP! We can urge the state's Assembly Appropriations Committee to restore the funding in the governor's budget.
and ask that the governor's proposed funding for the Dept of Fish & Wildlife be reinstated in the budget.
Governor Jerry Brown has recommended improved funding for California's Department of Fish & Wildlife in the 2018 budget. The money would provide 38 new positions in the severely understaffed department, including ones tasked with developing a program to ensure “whale-safe” fisheries, and enabling greater marine enforcement around illegal wildlife tracking and fishing, as well as enforcement for California's network of marine protected areas.