Tag Archives: California wild and native trout

Bringing the Paiute Cutthroat Trout Home

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CDFW Scientific Aide Aimee Taylor prepares electrofisher to harmlessly catch Paiute cutthroat trout in North Fork Cottonwood Creek. The extremely rare Paiute cutthroat trout (PCT). Photo by William Somer for CDFW. Aimee Taylor and Senior Environmental Scientist Jeff Weaver electrofish PCT in North Fork Cottonwood Creek. Jeff Weaver, USFWS Biologist Chad Mellison and others take… Continue reading

The Lake Tahoe Takeover

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POPULATION DYNAMICS While Lake Tahoe is famous for its clear blue waters, the ecosystem of the lake is far from untouched or pristine. Stocking and unintended introductions of non-native species over the last 100 years have completely transformed the aquatic community and food web in the lake. Non-native fish stocking dates as far back as… Continue reading

Heritage Trout Challenge (CDFW, Website)

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Take the challenge! By catching six different forms of California native trout from their historic drainages and photographing these fish you can receive a colorful, personalized certificate featuring the art of renowned fish illustrator Joseph Tomelleri. Your certificate will show six full-color images representing the trout you caught, along with the dates and locations. It… Continue reading

California’s Fish Emergency

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Three-quarters of the state’s native fish are in trouble, and options for recovery have been constrained by the drought. We talked to Peter Moyle—an eminent fish biologist at UC Davis’s Center for Watershed Sciences and a member of the PPIC Water Policy Center research network—about what can be done to bring native fish back from… Continue reading

Rescued fish returned to North State streams

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  Andreas Fuhrmann/Record Searchlight Environmental scientists with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Heritage and Wild Trout Program Sam Plemons, left and Mike Dege reintroduce McCloud redband trout into Trout Creek, Thursday, near Mt. Shasta. The trout were taken from the creek because of the drought and reared at the Mt. Shasta Hatchery. Andreas… Continue reading

CDFW to Begin Reintroductions of Rare Rescued Trout to McCloud River Tributaries

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Northern Region Inland Fisheries Program and Heritage and Wild Trout Program staff will soon reintroduce a small population of rare rescued trout to their native waters in the McCloud River in Shasta County. McCloud River Redband Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss stonei) is one of several sensitive and unique… Continue reading

2015 Stanislaus River Rainbow Trout Survey

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The Status of Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in the Stanislaus River: Summary report of 2015 snorkel surveys  (Tables and Illustrations not shown. Visit website to see  –  Fishbio  The health of the Stanislaus River population of Oncorhynchus mykiss (rainbow trout and steelhead) has become an increasing concern due to changing conditions in the river. Water temperatures… Continue reading

CDFW Plans Public Meetings on Water Use and Native Fishery Impacts in South Bay Coastal Counties

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), in collaboration with the Santa Cruz and San Mateo Resource Conservation Districts and the State Water Resources Control Board, will hold two public meetings to address how residents can contribute to water conservation efforts that will help save native fisheries. The streams in this area are home… Continue reading

Candice Meneghin: Time to celebrate migrating fish

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May 21 marked the second celebration of World Fish Migration Day. Why do migrating fish deserve their own international day of celebration? The answer lies in both good and bad news. Bad news first: Many species of migratory fish, including Southern California steelhead, are severely threatened. Most of these species are struggling because of choices… Continue reading

Delta battle over water and fish lands in court

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By Denis Cuff , @bayareanewsgroup.com State and federal regulators have failed to protect Delta fish and the environment during the drought by repeatedly relaxing water-quality standards so as to keep water flowing to California cities and farms, three conservation groups argued in a federal lawsuit filed Friday. The complaint against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency… Continue reading