Under the weather?

If you follow our Field Notes posts you've probably realized that we tend to make fisheries research look fun, and you may daydream about a job where Read More…

Stressing the “stressors”

Last week FISHBIO attended the Delta Multiple Stressors Workshop in Sacramento, CA. The workshop was held by the Delta Independent Science Board in response to requests by Read More…

Stuck on you

This ancient jawless fish is seeing for the first time after recently metamorphosing to resemble its more familiar adult form. Juvenile Pacific lamprey (Lampetra tridentate) begin life Read More…

A muddy situation

We returned to Red Bluff to conduct a final fish recovery effort and found ourselves in quite a muddy situation. The cofferdam for the Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority Read More…

Eating well

Now that we have rotary screw traps (RST) fishing several rivers in California's Central Valley, we are catching Chinook fry on a daily basis. This one stood Read More…

Catch me if you can. . .

Now that the adult fall-run Chinook spawning has come to an end it is time to install rotary screw traps for monitoring the outmigrating juveniles. In general, Read More…

Winter trout spawning

We captured this "ripe" female rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) while electrofishing in a California reservoir. You can tell if a female is ready to spawn by how Read More…