Join us for a discussion of the topic of fish impingement at the Delaware City Refinery. The once-through cooling system infrastructure has significant impacts on the Delaware River and Bay's fish populations. This forum will be of interest to all of those who enjoy a healthy wild fish population, from environmentally-minded members and activists to sportsmen and commercial fishermen.
"Water is a public resource, not a commodity. Public policy must ensure the sustainability of safe water supplies for the benefit of all people and the natural environment."
The Delaware Chapter is committed to protecting the Delaware River and Bay as an aquatic system. A number of industrial activities currently threaten the River's diverse environment, including the continued dredging of the river by the Army Corps of Engineers. We have been involved in the protection of the Delaware River for decades, and will continue to be firm advocates with your help.
Fishery managment protections needed for American shad and river herrings
On May 31, 2012 the Delaware Chapter asked Governor Markell to strengthen management protections for American shad and river herrings. Delaware’s rivers and estuaries once supported abundant river herring and shad, providing opportunities for recreational fishing and an abundant food source for wildlife. Delaware recently implemented a moratorium on commercial and recreational fishing for river herring and a similar moratorium on American shad may be imminent. But more work needs to be done in federal waters to recover these depleted fish.
Delaware Chapter challenges Army Corps of Engineers dredging plans
The Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club challenges the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ application for Water Quality Certification to conduct dredging in the Delaware River. This application presents an incomplete and inadequate description of the project. Many questions need to be answered.