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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

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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

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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

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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

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Trinity River Upstream of Indian Creek Reopens for Adult Chinook Salmon Harvest on Monday, Nov. 19

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Trinity River Hatchery has determined the hatchery will have taken in more than 4,800 fall Chinook Salmon by the end of this week. According to California 2018-19 supplemental sport fishing regulations, the take of 4,800 fall Chinook Salmon at the hatchery triggers the reopening of the recreational… Continue reading

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Late fall Chinook salmon arrive in Sacramento area

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By Dan BacherRecord Correspondent SACRAMENTO – Bright and shiny Late fall Chinook salmon are being caught on the Sacramento River in the Capital City region — and more are on their way. Fishing has been up and down lately, with good fishing one day followed by tough fishing the next. Big fish honors go to Taylor… Continue reading

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Improving Conditions for Salmon: The Sacramento Valley Salmon Recovery Program

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Efforts continue in the Sacramento Valley to complete projects and improve science to promote recovery of salmon and other species of fish in the region. A new document shown below summarizes the program and highlights the seventeen (17) projects that have been completed as part of the program in the past four years. The Sacramento… Continue reading

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Getting Strategic about Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation in California

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by UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences Pacific giant salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus) – The Pacific giant salamander is the largest terrestrial salamander in North America and is one of several salamanders that have vocal abilities. by Jeanette Howard, Kurt Fesenmyer, Theodore Grantham, Joshua Viers, Peter Ode, Peter Moyle, Sarah Kupferberg, Joseph Furnish, Andrew Rehn, Joseph Slusark,… Continue reading

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The river is running through it

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The Carmel River near Paso Hondo Road in Carmel Valley. (Vern Fisher – Monterey Herald) CARMEL VALLEY  —  In the process of removing the San Clemente Dam in 2015, workers created a pristine route for the Carmel River, complete with step pools and nicely arranged boulders. Winter floods have since transformed the river route into… Continue reading

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