Monday February 7, 2022

Daily Republic –

FAIRFIELD — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently completed the release of 2 million juvenile fall-run Chinook salmon from the Success on the Coleman National Fish Hatchery into the Sacramento River.

The hatchery is located in Anderson.

“Nobody here at . . . Coleman has ever transported that small of fry before despite staff having a lot of experience transporting fish,” Brett Galyean, hatchery manager and project leader with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said in a statement. “When you do something new, you’re always just a little bit leery of the outcome, so we started off with really small loads and then as we gained confidence in our technique and watched what the fish were showing us during the transport, we upped that number throughout the day.”

The project included 600,000 fish released Dec. 17.

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