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California adds protections for Klamath spring salmon

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Spring-run Chinook salmon swim in the south fork gorge of the Salmon River in this 2009 photo. SACRAMENTO — Wednesday, the California Fish and Game Commission made Klamath-Trinity Spring Chinook salmon a candidate for listing under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). The decision was in response to a petition filed last year by the… Continue reading

Commission Accepts Listing Petition; Requires Closure of Some Recreational Fishing in Klamath Basin

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At its February 2019 meeting in Sacramento, the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) took action on a number of issues affecting California’s natural resources. The Commission accepted a petition to list Upper Klamath-Trinity River Spring Chinook Salmon as endangered, setting into motion a status review to be completed by the California Department of Fish… Continue reading

Iron Gate Hatchery

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At Iron Gate Hatchery in Hornbrook, the fall 2018 spawning operation has just concluded. Iron Gate spawns both Fall-Run Chinook Salmon and Coho Salmon from the Klamath River. For Chinook, the hatchery staff manually collect the eggs and mix it with the milt immediately after the fish come into the facility. CDFW environmental scientists also… Continue reading

Lagunitas Creek observers see robust coho salmon run

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Visitors look for spawning coho salmon last month near the Leo T. Cronin Fish Viewing Area on Lagunitas Creek. (James Cacciatore/Marin Independent Journal) By Will Houston | whouston@marinij.com | The recent burst of winter rains has helped drive endangered coho salmon up to their spawning grounds in Lagunitas Creek, with surveyors counting the highest number… Continue reading

Eureka City Council focuses on sustainability, fishing industry

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By Philip Santos | psantos@times-standard.com | Ken Bates speaks to the Eureka City Council about his concerns regarding the impact of offshore wind farms on the fishing industry. (Philip Santos — The Times-Standard)   The meeting was the council’s first with the newly elected Mayor Susan Seaman, and councilmember Leslie Castellano serving on the council.… Continue reading

Trout pens give hope to catch fish of lifetime

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by Tom Stienstra 1of 2A volunteer pours a bucket of trout into a trout pen at Lake Siskiyou, where they will be fed over winter and grown to large sizes for release next MayPhoto: Tom Stienstra / Greg Messer / Special to The Chronicle 2of 2A volunteer pours a bucket of trout into a trout… Continue reading

Rewriting the Story of Spring Chinook

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Rewriting the Story of Spring Chinook Dec 05, 2018 Author: Lori Howk Ancient bones and new genetics show spring Chinook derived from a single genetic mutation; once lost, these prized populations can’t easily be recovered. WSC Science Director Matthew Sloat. New research findings from a team led by UC Davis, and including WSC Science Director… Continue reading

Clips and Codes: How Many Central Valley Salmon Come from Hatcheries?

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The Fish Report Monday, November 26, 2018 Every year, hundreds of thousands of adult Chinook salmon race upstream to their spawning grounds in the tributaries and mainstems of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers. But sometimes, salmon get mixed up about which river they should return to for spawning. Following the 2016 fall-run migration season,… Continue reading