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SF State eviction of Tiburon salmon center spurs protests

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The Tiburon Salmon Institute operates pens to raise the fish before releasing them into the wild. COURTESY TIBURON SALMON INSTITUTE

TIBURON — Prominent California officials are challenging San Francisco State University’s decision to evict a salmon-breeding program from university property.

San Francisco State University has ordered The Tiburon Salmon Institute to leave the university’s property north of the Golden Gate Bridge by July 1.

San Francisco State University president Leslie Wong tells the Marin Independent-Journal that the salmon institute pays no rent. Wong calls the eviction “a landlord-tenant issue.”

Northern California Rep. Jared Huffman says the institute has produced a million young salmon over the years, and has educated visiting schoolchildren. The San Rafael Democrat pledges to talk to university regents about the eviction.

Fishing groups and many officials in the North Bay across from San Francisco also are protesting the salmon institute’s eviction.

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