Source: The Davis Enterprise by Tom Martens

It was the vote heard around the delta.

By a 4-0 margin, California’s Fish and Game Commission rejected a proposal to start the legal procedure needed to allow more striped bass to be caught.

It seemed like a simple, straight forward vote for the body that the sets fish and wildlife policies.

But as anglers, academics and resource managers know, nothing is ever simple when it comes to the complex and politically charged issues involving the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

The vote was a setback for Gov. Jerry Brown’s efforts to craft a workable plan for protecting endangered fish in the delta.

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