‘Tis the season

That time of year has come again. Though the folks in the Mekong are not thinking about the holiday season we celebrate in the USA. The current Read More…

Dirty job

Perhaps we should give Mike Rowe from the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs a call to help us with this project. This technician is sanding a PIT tag Read More…

The role of California hatcheries…

Hatcheries have been operating in California since the 1870s, and the role of hatcheries in the management of salmon populations has been a contentious issue for many Read More…

Otolith extraction

[gallery link="file" ids="9029,9030,9031"] Otoliths are small mineral structures (ear bones) found in the head of all fishes other than sharks, rays and lampreys. Otoliths allow fish to Read More…

This Saturday: Salmon Festival 2011

The annual Stanislaus River Salmon Festival will be held this Saturday, November 5, at the historic town of Knights Ferry, CA. The festival is host to numerous Read More…

A salmon production…

Fish hatcheries throughout the Pacific Coast of North America are beginning to spawn fall-run Chinook salmon and many allow the public to witness the process. Here we Read More…

Fall-run Chinook salmon escapement

In order for a Chinook salmon to successfully reproduce in the Central Valley, it must survive one of the most challenging systems on the West Coast. Various Read More…

Up all night…

While water managers release excess water from Sierra Nevada reservoirs in order to make room for winter rains, the higher than normal downstream flows are making salmon Read More…

Wild trout water

As you may know from our recent posts (Summer Surveys and Alpine Snorkeling), we regularly conduct trout surveys on streams in the western U.S. Snorkel surveys are Read More…