California’s $120 Million Salmon Industry
Poachers put significant pressure on already stressed salmon
populations and take advantage of game warden crisis. Game warden staffing
levels undeniably worst in North America compromising public safety, salmon and
natural resource protection.
READ the California Fish and Game Wardens’ Association's Report:The Thin Green Line
This document includes the results of a study by James Swan, PhD, on the environmental enforcement staffing levels of all 50 states and Canadian provinces. Dr. Swan compiled this information in the process of filming a documentary focusing on California’s Fish and Game Wardens. The study reveals and the documentary will show that California ranks not only last in North America for natural resource law enforcement, but far behind all other states. For a progressive state that prides itself on protecting the environment, California seriously fails its citizens and its resources when it comes to ensuring its laws are enforced.