California Inland Fisheries Foundation, Inc., (CIFFI), is a volunteer operated, tax deductible 501 C3 non-profit foundation, incorporated in the State of California, dedicated to the enhancement of freshwater angling opportunities. The cooperative efforts between CIFFI and the California Department of Fish and Game, and many partners, provide necessary funding to sustain multiple species of fish in California’s lakes and reservoirs. Founded in 1992, CIFFI is a success story in cooperative fishery management, beginning with Project Kokanee, and now providing assistance to many other projects.
Fisheries for NOW... and the Future!
On Jan. 15, Phase II of the Lake Berryessa Pen Project was completed as several CIFFI volunteers, with Stan Wong in charge, and four Department of Fish and Wildlife staff, put in about a 1,000 pounds of trout in the four pens.
Some volunteers worked at the boat dock, unloading the trout from the truck into one of the two DF&W boats. Then, other volunteers staffed the boats to take the short run to the pens to help unload the trout. Finally, the remaining volunteers at the pens took the nets full of fish from the boats and methodically and evenly dispersed the trout into the four pens. A DF&W employee weighed and measured a sampling of each drop with many of the fish, if not most, all in the half-pound range and bigger.
All of which means the trout, larger than a usual drop into the pens, will be 1-2 pounds when they are released into the lake sometime in May.
Volunteering for the day’s work were Gary Voet , Danny Thompson, Richard Headley , Tresha Audeo , Richard Nield , Dennis Mancebo , Jim Gilchrist , Robert Server , Ron Berg , Bill Dunn ,Martin Beaver, Steve Hall, Sam Bobb, Tom Nigro, Don Berry, Eric Brown, Ray Tiburcio , Cortland Jordan, Elliott Doss and Jay Rowand.
A few items have been mailed since the first of the year...the 2014 CIFFI Update brochure, the Derby Postcard and your 2014 Membership cards that was purchased at the 2014 ISE Show in Sacramento.