Tag Archives: Salmon

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nimbus Hatchery Fish Ladder to Open Nov. 3

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The salmon ladder at Nimbus Hatchery in Rancho Cordova will open Friday, Nov. 2, signaling the start of the spawning season on the American River. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) hatchery workers will open the gates in the ladder at 10:30 a.m. and will take more than a half-million eggs during the first… Continue reading

Klamath River Upstream of Interstate 5 to Reopen to Adult Chinook Salmon Harvest on Monday, Oct. 29

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Iron Gate Hatchery has determined that the hatchery will have taken in more than 8,000 fall Chinook Salmon by the end of this week. According to California 2018-19 supplemental sport fishing regulations, the take of 8,000 fall Chinook Salmon at the hatchery triggers the reopening of the… Continue reading

Science Spotlight: CDFW’s Annual Egg Take Results in Big Haul on the Little Truckee River

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  CDFW staff and volunteers set a one-day record of 1.5 million eggs collected on the Little Truckee River earlier this month. CDFW staff and volunteers use seine nets and electric fishing techniques to corral and capture adult Kokanee salmon. Volunteers from the California Inland Fisheries Foundation, Inc. and Kokanee Power help CDFW personnel capture… Continue reading