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  • JUNE KICKS OFF RECREATIONAL OCEAN SALMON SEASON

    JUNE KICKS OFF RECREATIONAL OCEAN SALMON SEASON

    Additional sections of the California coast will open up to recreational ocean salmon fishing in June. In the Klamath Management Zone, which is the area between the Oregon/California state line and Horse Mountain (40° 05’ 00” N. latitude), the season will open June 1 and continue through Sept. 3, 2018. The Fort Bragg and San Francisco areas, which extend from Horse Mountain to Point Arena (38° 57’ 30” N. latitude) and Point Arena to Pigeon Point (37° 11’ 00” N. latitude), respectively, will open June 17 and continue through Oct. 31, 2018. The Monterey area between Pigeon Point and the U.S./Mexico Border opened on Apr. 7 and will continue through July 2, 2018.

  • One Million chinook salmon released into Sacramento River

    One Million chinook salmon released into Sacramento River

    CDFW releases more than 20 million fish each year. However, the Sacramento River release is a relocation. The salmon would normally be released along the Feather River. The location was moved about 35 miles downstream to the Sacramento River.

  • Poor Ocean Conditions Impact Salmon Forecast

    Poor Ocean Conditions Impact Salmon Forecast

    Commercial and sport anglers received mixed news today regarding the status of Sacramento River fall Chinook and Klamath River fall Chinook – California’s two largest Chinook salmon populations. While adult returns of both stocks were well below minimum escapement goals in 2017, and projected abundance for both stocks is modest compared to historic averages, state and federal fishery scientists reported an increase in the number of jacks (two-year-old Chinook) that returned to spawn in 2017. Higher jack returns, as seen in 2017, can indicate the potential for increased abundance of adult (three years old or older) Chinook for 2018 fisheries.

  • California Chinook Salmon Education

    California Chinook Salmon Education

    The American Sportfishing Association's (ASA) senior leaders met with several California members and partners in a three-day visit, hosted by the Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA), to learn about the challenges and opportunities facing the Chinook salmon fishery in California.

  • Increase In Predation Revealed in Salmon Study

    Increase In Predation Revealed in Salmon Study

    More young Atlantic salmon are being eaten by striped bass than was previously believed. That’s according to the Atlantic Salmon Federation.

  • Fish Farms Exposure Has Higher Rate of Infections for Salmon

    Fish Farms Exposure Has Higher Rate of Infections for Salmon

    Wild salmon exposed to open-net fish farms are much more likely to be infected with piscine reovirus (PRV) than those that don't have that contact, a new study has concluded.

  • West Coast Salmon Fishery Threatened Further

    West Coast Salmon Fishery Threatened Further

    The health and sustainability of Pacific salmon are essential to both the West Coast recreational and commercial fishing industries, as well as the local communities and jobs that depend on them.

  • Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead Anglers Board Positions Open

    Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead Anglers Board Positions Open

    The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking nominations for four vacant positions on a citizen advisory group responsible for reviewing proposals to maintain and improve sportfishing opportunities for salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River and its tributaries.

  • Silverado Fisheries Base trout and salmon being raised in the fire zones have survived

    Silverado Fisheries Base trout and salmon being raised in the fire zones have survived

    California Department of Fish and Wildlife We’re thankful for any piece of good news to emerge out of the Napa and Sonoma fires:

  • Oroville Hospital presents the 23rd annual  Oroville Salmon Festival

    Oroville Hospital presents the 23rd annual Oroville Salmon Festival

    Save the date, Saturday, September 23, 2017... more details coming soon!! Want to have a vending booth at the 23rd Annual Oroville Salmon Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23 ?

  • California's Feather River Hatchery Salmon Ladder Is Open

    California's Feather River Hatchery Salmon Ladder Is Open

    The fish ladder at Feather River Hatchery in Oroville opened Monday, Sept. 18, signaling the start of the spawning season on the Feather River. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) hatchery workers opened the gates in the ladder about 8 a.m. Normally more than 3 million spring-run eggs and 12 million fall-run eggs are taken over the next two months in order to produce Chinook salmon for release next spring.

  • Escaped Salmon Located 150 Miles North of Collapsed Fish Farm

    Escaped Salmon Located 150 Miles North of Collapsed Fish Farm

    Officials say the non-native farmed fish have travelled further than expected in the month since the spill

  • Poor Outlook for Columbia River Salmon Says NOAA Studies

    Poor Outlook for Columbia River Salmon Says NOAA Studies

    Ocean conditions for salmon headed to sea this year are very poor, according to recent NOAA Fisheries research surveys, and have a high likelihood of depressing salmon returns to the Columbia River in the next few years.

  • Feather River Salmon Spawning Restoration Project Video

    Feather River Salmon Spawning Restoration Project Video

    Last winter’s high river flows washed much of the gravel in the area downstream. Adult salmon need clean spawning gravel to dig their nests, called “redds,” where they lay their eggs.

  • Feather River Salmon Spawning Restoration Project

    Feather River Salmon Spawning Restoration Project

    In anticipation of salmon spawning season this fall, we placed 5,000 cubic yards of gravel in key salmon spawning areas of the Feather River in Oroville near the Feather River Fish Hatchery. Last winter’s high river flows washed much of the gravel in the area downstream. Adult salmon need clean spawning gravel to dig their nests, called “redds,” where they lay their eggs. This project improves and increases the spawning habitat available to the salmon, in an effort to boost salmon population.

  • Salmon River Chinook Run Extinction a Possibility

    Salmon River Chinook Run Extinction a Possibility

    The population of spring-run Chinook salmon has ebbed to the point where fish advocates, Native Americans and environmentalists are warning near-term extinction is a real possibility.

  • Study Shows "Ecosystem Cascade" Affecting Salmon

    Study Shows "Ecosystem Cascade" Affecting Salmon

    Fisheries Ecology Division Interpreting relationships between species and their environments is crucial to inform ecosystem-based management (EBM), a priority for NOAA Fisheries. EBM recognizes the diverse interactions within an ecosystem — including human impacts — so NOAA Fisheries can consider resource tradeoffs that help protect and sustain productive ecosystems and the services they provide.

  • Salmon Fishery Now Open in Ocean Areas of Washington State

    Salmon Fishery Now Open in Ocean Areas of Washington State

    OLYMPIA – Sport anglers now have the opportunity to reel in salmon off the Washington coast in most areas, with a season that began June 24.

  • Sacramento Valley Salmon Resiliency Strategy

    Sacramento Valley Salmon Resiliency Strategy

    Interesting how they are masking the controversial proposal under the guise of saving salmon and adjacent industries.

  • Pump Failure Kills Fall-Run Chinook Salmon at Feather River Fish Hatchery – Thermalito Facility

    Pump Failure Kills Fall-Run Chinook Salmon at Feather River Fish Hatchery – Thermalito Facility

    An estimated 200,000 to 300,000 fall-run Chinook salmon were killed early yesterday morning at the Feather River Fish Hatchery – Thermalito Facility due to a pump failure from a faulty wire. More than two million remaining salmon at the facility will be released over the next month as they reach an appropriate size.