Category Archives: Hatcheries

Hatcheries & Raising Salmon in Flooded Rice Fields

Good article from the Fisheries Blog. An excerpt. Recent research indicates that poor performance of hatchery fish may stem more from the their environmental experiences than from their genetics.  Some older theories that suggested that hatchery fish were just raised … Continue reading

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Very Good News About Salmon

This story from the Fresno Bee is wonderful news. An excerpt. As work to restore the San Joaquin River continues, scientists are seeing promising signs that salmon can thrive in the river as hatchery fish reach new milestones. A recent … Continue reading

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Changing Dam’s Operating Tactics May Help Native Fish

Very interesting article from the University of Washington. An excerpt. Dams and fish have never been best friends. Thousands of dams built along U.S. rivers and streams over the last century now provide electricity for homes, store water for agriculture … Continue reading

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Helping the Salmon

A state partnership with a hatchery is promising great benefits to the salmon, as reported by this article from the Cal Sportsman Magazine. An excerpt. California may have experienced record rainfalls this past winter, but negative impacts due to the unprecedented … Continue reading

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Salmon Survived the Fires

Very good news from the San Francisco Chronicle. An excerpt. 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 … Continue reading

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Hauling Salmon

An informative article from the Sierra Sun Times about a program catching and hauling salmon below and above dams to increase wild salmon. An excerpt. September 22, 2017 – By Kat Kerlin – Wild salmon, historically, are born in rivers, swim … Continue reading

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American River Salmon

A very informative article from the California Sport Fishing Blog about our local salmon. An excerpt. The American River is one of the larger tributaries of the Sacramento River (Figure 1). Its watershed runs from the central Sierra Nevada range, … Continue reading

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