May 21, 2019

New Native Trout Challenge Kicks Off in 12 Western States, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Announces.

The 12 states where these native trout can be found are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The state fish and wildlife agencies in each of the 12 states are partnering on the effort, along with the U.S. Forest Service, the federal Bureau of Land Management and Trout Unlimited.

https://goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/index.php/news/local-news/18683-new-native-trout-challenge-kicks-off-in-12-western-states-california-department-of-fish-and-wildlife-announces

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May 14, 2019

Fishing and Conservation Groups Sue Country’s Largest Agricultural Water District Over Illegal Plot to Raise Shasta Dam.

Dam Raise Would Flood a Protected River, Tribe’s Remaining Sacred Sites and Harm Fisheries.

https://www.nrdc.org/media/2019/190514

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May 05, 2019

Bus-Sized Basking Sharks Spotted In California Waters After 30-Year Absence.

Basking sharks were spotted twice this spring in Santa Monica Bay, California.

Basking sharks are the second-largest sharks in the world, second only to whale sharks.

Once abundant off the West Coast, basking sharks became targeted in the 1960s by fishing and eradication programs.

https://weather.com/science/nature/news/2019-05-04-basking-sharks-bus-sized-california-waters

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April 22, 2019

April 16, 2019

Officials: No Sardine Fishing Off California This Year Due to Steep Population Decline.

West coast regulators have voted unanimously to ban commercial sardine fishing for the fifth straight year after a recent evaluation of the northern Pacific stock revealed a steep decline.

https://www.kqed.org/news/11740344/officials-no-sardine-fishing-off-california-this-year-due-to-steep-population-decline

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April 14, 2019

Coleman Fish Hatchery releases 300,000 salmon to study survival chances, homing instincts.

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. — The Coleman National Fish Hatchery, which is largest salmon fish hatchery in California, released approximately 300,000 salmon fry on Saturday as a part of a three-year study to examine the impact on survival and chances of homing instincts.

https://krcrtv.com/news/local/coleman-fish-hatchery-releases-300000-salmon-to-study-survival-chances-homing-instincts

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April 05, 2019

Hordes of fish killed in Berkeley by firefighting water, foam.

A fierce battle by Berkeley firefighters to prevent a gas-tank explosion succeeded in averting a potential disaster this week — but an apparently deadly aftereffect is that hundreds of fish were killed when water and retardant foam from the firefight flowed into a nearby stream.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Hordes-of-fish-killed-in-Berkeley-by-firefighting-13743502.php

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March 21, 2019

Grunion run 2019 schedule: Everything you need to know about what it is and how to watch.

As the grunion come out of the ocean water to spawn — the season is kicking off this month — bundled-up beachgoers will flock to the coast in the dark, clutching flashlights, to witness the unique mating ritual and hoping to get a glimpse of the curious creatures.

https://www.dailybreeze.com/2019/03/21/grunion-run-schedule-and-other-tidbits-to-know-before-heading-out-to-the-watch-the-spawning-ritual/

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March 19, 2019

A California battle over swordfish — and gill nets.

Conservationists are pushing a $1 million effort this summer to change the way swordfish are caught off the California coast by phasing out the use of gill nets. They are the mile-long nylon nets used to catch swordfish but that also ensnare other species, causing conservation organizations to seek an end to their use.

http://capitolweekly.net/california-battle-gill-nets-swordfish/

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March 18, 2019

Stingrays Out in 'Full Force' in Warm San Diego Waters, Lifeguards Warn.

As ocean temperatures rise, so do the number of stingrays along San Diego's coastline and lifeguards are asking those flocking to the beach to be cautious.

https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Stingrays-Full-Force-Warm-Water-San-Diego-Beaches-507302481.html

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