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  • April 18, 2024

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) this week successfully released approximately 500,000 juvenile salmon into the Klamath River just below the Iron Gate Dam.

Categories: Fisheries, Habitat Restoration, Hatcheries, Klamath Basin, Salmon
  • April 10, 2024
Salmon laying on the deck of a boat.

On Wednesday, April 10, 2024, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) acted unanimously to recommend closure of California’s commercial and recreational ocean salmon fisheries through the end of the year, mirroring recommendations made last year to close the fisheries in 2023.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Salmon
  • April 5, 2024
Chinook salmon swim underwater in the American River.

On April 6, 2023, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) acted unanimously to recommend a full closure of California’s 2023 commercial and recreational ocean salmon seasons due to extremely low population estimates for Sacramento and Klamath river fall Chinook salmon. Within hours of the recommendation, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his administration’s request for a federal fishery disaster declaration to support impacted communities.

Categories: Fisheries, Marine, Salmon
  • March 2, 2024
An underwater photo of fall-run Chinook salmon juveniles at the Fall Creek Fish Hatchery site in Siskiyou County.

CDFW announced today that fall-run Chinook salmon fry released for the first time from its Fall Creek Fish Hatchery in Siskiyou County are presumed to have succumbed to gas bubble disease in the Klamath River.

Categories: Environment, Fisheries, Hatcheries, Klamath Basin, Salmon
  • February 14, 2024
Salmon jumping out of water.

CDFW invites the public to attend its annual Salmon Information Meeting via webinar on Friday, Mar. 1, 2024. The meeting will provide informational presentations on topics such as last year’s spawning escapement, estimates of forecasted ocean abundance and management goals for 2024 ocean salmon seasons.

Categories: Fisheries, Marine, Salmon

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