The Value of a California Salmon

While salmon have a high intrinsic value for ecological and cultural reasons, it is also possible to assign them a dollar amount – although not always easy. Read More…

A Decade of Delta Research on Juvenile Salmon

  California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is unique among large West Coast estuaries in that it supports four distinct runs of Chinook salmon (Onchorhynchus tshawytscha) as well as Read More…

Salmon release

As April comes to an end, the fall-run Chinook salmon outmigration period will soon be winding down, as juvenile salmon make their way throughout the watersheds of Read More…

An early morning adventure

It takes a real deep-seated desire for a fishing trip to awaken at 1 am after only a couple hours of sleep—and that's exactly what we have Read More…

Fish on rice

Can fish and farms coexist in harmony? Scientists are currently trying to answer this question in the Yolo Bypass, a roughly 60,000-acre expanse of engineered seasonal floodplain Read More…

An (almost) albino salmon

Over the years we have handled millions of juvenile salmon, but this week we came across one that truly stands out from the rest. During the spring Read More…

The Salmon Hunger Games

Each year, salmon managers for the Columbia River try to peer into the future and foretell the number of adult spring Chinook that will return to spawn. Read More…