SYRCL to lead salmon tours for public, schools on the Yuba River

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What: SYRCL’s Public Salmon Tour & School Tours When: Public Tour – Saturday, Oct. 28, School Tours – Oct. 12-Nov. 9 Where: Lower Yuba River below Parks Bar Cost: $75 for the public, $65 for SYRCL members, $40 for kids under 12 Details: http://www.yubariver.org Registration has opened for the South Yuba River Citizens League’s 2017 Salmon… Continue reading

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Freeing Up Fish: How Barriers to Spawning Sites Are Being Removed

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After 20 years of work to restore habitat for steelhead trout on Alameda Creek in the Bay Area, efforts will get a significant boost with the biggest barrier to fish migration finally being tackled. WRITTEN BY, Robin Meadows The BART weir is a major barrier across Alameda Creek that will soon be retrofitted with a fish ladder.Photo… Continue reading

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Vast majority of 710,000 salmon, trout survive Wine Country fires

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  Photo: Beck Diefenbach, Special To The Chronicle Coho Salmon are raised at the Warm Springs Hatchery on Friday, January 24, 2014 in Geyserville, Calif. The vast majority of 710,000 salmon and trout — including the state fish, the golden trout — and 100,000 eggs at two state hatcheries survived this week’s wildfires in Sonoma and… Continue reading

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Reproduction Self-Destruction: Trojan Males as Invasive Species Control

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  Reproduction Self-Destruction: Trojan Males as Invasive Species Control Releasing specially bred hatchery fish could help native species by prompting invasive fish to breed themselves out of existence in the wild. An innovative project currently underway to control non-native brook trout populations in western U.S. waterways may hold promise for invasive fishes elsewhere. The initiative, which won… Continue reading

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Coleman salmon return may hit record low

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Damon Arthur, Record SearchlightPublished (Photo: Greg Barnette/Record Searchlight) The number of salmon returning to spawn at Coleman National Fish Hatchery in Anderson could reach historic lows this year — a legacy of the five-year drought that ended last year. At this time of year dozens of salmon would normally be teeming in the waters of Battle… Continue reading

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Oroville hatchery sees lowest salmon run in years

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Chico Enterprise-Record OROVILLE – Where are all the fish? That’s what hatchery workers are wondering, left scratching their heads after seeing low levels for spring-run Chinook salmon  – about a third of the average for this time period. “These are the lowest numbers we’ve seen in the last few years, for sure,” said Anna Kastner,… Continue reading

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Evolutionary genomics informs salmon conservation

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by UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences by Tasha Thompson, Michael Miller, Daniel Prince and Sean O’Rourke Adult spring Chinook salmon, Salmon River, California (Photo credit: Peter Bohler) Spring Chinook and summer steelhead (premature migrators) have been extirpated or are in decline across most of their range while fall Chinook and winter steelhead populations (mature migrators) remain… Continue reading

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Feather River Hatchery Salmon Ladder Now Open

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The fish ladder at Feather River Hatchery in Oroville opened Monday, Sept. 18, signaling the start of the spawning season on the Feather River. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) hatchery workers opened the gates in the ladder about 8 a.m. Normally more than 3 million spring-run eggs and 12 million fall-run eggs are taken over the… Continue reading

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Project aims to enhance Putah Creek spawning habitat

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By Special to The Enterprise    The Solano County Water Agency is fostering a long-term, science-based, ecological perspective for restoring Putah Creek. The challenge is to make the most of the flows passing through lower Putah Creek by providing a more natural channel form to optimize ecological function. The agency’s Lower Putah Creek Floodplain Restoration Project,… Continue reading

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The Value of a California Salmon

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While salmon have a high intrinsic value for ecological and cultural reasons, it is also possible to assign them a dollar amount – although not always easy. Each year, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) releases estimates of the economic impacts from commercial and recreational fisheries of two years prior. As you might expect, every year we… Continue reading

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