“These fish, they’re tiny and they’re lousy swimmers,” said John McManus with the Golden Gate Salmon Association. “They don’t swim down the river ocean, they get flushed down by rain and snowmelt, of which we don’t have very much of this year.”
Floodplain-raised fish have shown a higher survival rate and a larger size over river-raised salmon.
People on the West Coast have counted on fish hatcheries for more than a century to help rebuild populations of salmon and steelhead decimated by overfishing, logging, mining, agriculture and hydroelectric dams, and bring them to a level where government would no longer need to regulate fisheries.
A year ago federal officials trucked 116 spawning salmon to the upper San Joaquin River in Central California and invited media to watch them swim free for the first time since a dam cut off the river’s flow a half century ago.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife says we’re in store for an above-normal salmon season. So many are already coming upstream from the ocean, you can see them slapping up against the weir at the Nimbus Hatchery.
Farmers in California’s San Joaquin Valley are suing the federal government over the planned release of water from a Northern California reservoir to prevent a salmon kill in the lower Klamath River.
A Nevada City man has landed the biggest Kokanee salmon ever caught at Lake Tahoe, breaking a record that stood for four decades.
Millions of Chinook salmon were released into the American River, representing a critical part of the state’s economy.
It’s a one-of-a-kind Christmas display that was stolen from a fisherman’s front yard.
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Federal and local authorities are investigating vandalism at an environmental studies center that led to the release tens of thousands of baby Chinook salmon from holding pens, a practice animal rights activists have criticized as inhumane.
In agrarian areas such as ours, fall means harvest time. Hop in the car and taste some of our natural
resources at the Return of the Salmon Festival in Anderson and the Mountain Mandarin Festival in Auburn.