Wednesday August 16, 2023

The Appeal Democrat

In order to help reintroduce juvenile salmonids into the Yuba River, a preliminary rotary screw trap operation has been scheduled between October this year through May 2024.

This pilot program will help officials with the Yuba Reintroduction Working Group identify appropriate techniques and methodologies to capture outmigrant juvenile salmon and whether rotary screw traps could eventually trap fish and gather data for the Yuba Salmon Study.

Led by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Yuba Salmon Study is a planning and implementation program to reintroduce spring-run Chinook salmon to their historical habitat in the upper Yuba River watershed.

The Yuba Reintroduction Working Group is a collaborative workgroup focused on investigating the biological, technical and financial feasibility of reintroducing spring-run Chinook salmon to the watershed and includes others such as the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) and Yuba Water Agency.

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