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  • June 20, 2022
Outdoor raceways at Black Rock Hatchery on a cloudy day, with stocking trucks in the background and netting overhead.

Two California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) trout hatcheries in the Eastern Sierra are continuing to fight an outbreak of Lactococcus petauri, a naturally occurring bacteria that sickens fish. The current outbreak was first detected in April 2022.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Hatcheries, Trout, Wildlife Health
  • April 21, 2022
Outdoor raceways at Fish Springs Hatchery

Two CDFW fish hatchery facilities in the eastern Sierra have recently detected an outbreak of Lactococcus petauri, a naturally occurring bacteria that sickens fish. CDFW fishery managers are working to implement strategies that will help the facilities get the disease under control, without cancelling all trout plants prior to the traditional season opener on April 30.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Hatcheries, Wildlife Health
  • October 22, 2021
Long plastic raceways hold juvenile trout inside the Hot Creek Trout Hatchery facility in Mono County.

CDFW has detected a bacterial outbreak at its Hot Creek Trout Hatchery in Mono County – the second time in 2021 that Lactococcus garvieae has been confirmed in some trout at the hatchery.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Hatcheries, Wildlife Health
  • June 17, 2021
Raceway with snow covered mountains in the background

Hot Creek Hatchery is resuming the stocking of trout for recreational angling opportunities.

Categories: Fishing, Hatcheries
  • May 28, 2021
fish trough with snowy mountains in background

CDFW has suspended all fish planting from the Hot Creek Trout Hatchery in Mono County as a bacterial outbreak has been detected at the facility.

Categories: Fishing, Hatcheries
  • February 8, 2021

Since December, CDFW and wildlife rehabilitation centers have been inundated with calls from residents who are finding sick or dead finches at bird feeders.

Categories: Wildlife

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