Stanislaus River Salmon Festival Video

Saturday (November 7) is the first ever Stanislaus River Salmon Festival.The event is intended to celebrate the local salmon fishery, as well as educate and inspire the Read More…

Bi-colored chinook salmon

During almost 20 years of fish research, we have encountered a lot of interesting looking fish species, odd behaviors, and have observed a variety of injuries, such Read More…

Northern California coho restoration efforts

The recent decline of Central Valley Chinook salmon has received considerable media attention over the last few years. However, relatively little attention has been paid to the Read More…

HTI acoustic tracking and tag description

The Vernalis Adaptive Management Program (VAMP) is an effort by private and public interests to evaluate and improve downstream migrating Chinook survival in the San Joaquin Basin. Read More…

Underwater acoustic video camera

The DIDSON is a valuable new tool to evaluate fish presence and behavior in water that is too dark or turbid to observe them visually. Most researchers Read More…

Salmon as food

It's not uncommon for fish to regurgitate their previous meal due the stress of capture. This brown bullhead threw up the juvenile Chinook salmon as he was Read More…

Not all Chinook are created equal

People often ask, what's wrong with hatchery fish? Maybe the most obvious answer is that selective pressures that exist in the wild don't exist in hatcheries. As Read More…