Friday April 5, 2019

Escalon Times –

According to FISHBIO’s website, freshwater fish including salmon and steelhead are among the most imperiled animals on the planet and climate change is a threat to them and their habitat as well.

Andrea Fuller, a principal of FISHBIO located in Oakdale, will speak to the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon Branch about the state of salmon and steelhead in the Central Valley at their Thursday, April 11 meeting to be held at the Oakdale FiSHBIO office, 1617 S. Yosemite Ave., beginning at 7 p.m.

Prospective members and interested individuals are invited to attend. Call (209) 847-0271 for information.

Fuller has spent her 21 years as a fish biologist monitoring fish, specifically salmon and steelhead, locally and worldwide. As a biologist, a local resident and a concerned citizen she will talk about the many challenges freshwater fish face including climate change and she will offer insight into how fish and water coexist. All the stakeholders – irrigation districts, fishery agencies and private consultants “want to see salmon and steelhead populations doing well and better than they are now,” said Fuller. Furthermore she says that because she lives here she wants to see her kids enjoy the same resources she has been able to enjoy.

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