The longfin smelt is listed as a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act. Its status remains unresolved at the federal level. This page contains links to the current order(s) authorizing incidental take of longfin smelt and other management documents affecting longfin smelt.
For larva, juvenile and adult distribution information see Smelt Larva Survey, Bay Study Survey, Spring Kodiak Trawl under STUDIES AND SURVEYS on the left column menu. Abundance trend information is updated annually in the spring edition of the IEP Newsletter(opens in new tab).