The Feather River Hatchery is seeking volunteer assistance from 3-4 people to help pick eyed Landlocked Chinook eggs. These are the triploid eggs for the Landlocked Salmon program. The hatchery will likely need the assistance mid-next week. Please have volunteers contact the hatchery managers listed below for exact dates and times.
Fish Hatchery Manager II
Fish Hatchery Manager I
2018 Kokanee Egg Take is Officially Over! Over 300,00 eggs were collected on the October 16th outing. The GRAND TOTAL for both egg take dates is over 1.5 Million eggs harvested. A HUGE Thank You to all of the volunteers and DFW for their hard work and dedication.
Check out this Little Truckee River Kokanee Hog that found it's way to the spawning ground and our volunteers.
In order to prepare the Lake Berryessa Pens to accept fish in January a pen cleaning date has been set...Oct. 30th at 9am.
Please remember to wear old clothes, bring rain gear and plan on lunch after the work session.
Thank you in advance for your much appreciated assistance.
An update from Kyle Murphy, DFW Sr., Environmental Scientist, on the landlocked Chinook egg take. Crews took Chinook eggs from "tweeners" (fish that separate Spring from Fall runs) the first week of October at the Feather River Hatchery. I participated in the first days effort. Crews took a total of 2.76 million eggs, of which all were tripoded. An allotment was retained at Feather River Hatchery and the remainder were shipped to Silverado Fisheries Base in Napa. Eggs are looking good so far. CDFW used their new triploid machine which provides for twice the capacity of older machines for each triploid batch, thus improving efficiency. Currently, everything looks good to meet our 900,000 fish allotment target for release next year. Another inventory at the eyed stage, in a few months, and will see how much mortality occurred.
Get Outdoors This Month
This is a great time of year to pick up a fishing rod and enjoy California's Wild places. Get out on the water, take a friend or family member with you and enjoy the outdoors.
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 Wildlife, 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.
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