First Time in State History, California
Sacramento River Salmon to Improve Survival
The study is
being conducted by DFG fisheries biologists with the support
of the Commercial Salmon Stamp Committee, which
donated the use of the boat, fuel and crew time to help
ensure a successful start to the study. They have committed
to helping DFG for the next three years of data collection.
Completing the latest phase of this groundbreaking experiment,
on May 3,
2013, DFG staff used a boat (the MervaW donated/operated by
move approximately 100,000 Chinook (King) Salmon
smolts down the Sacramento River to San Francisco
Bay. Upon arrival, the smolts were released in the
bay, where they will grow to adulthood before
returning upriver to spawn.
is a multi-year study program aimed
at increasing return rates of salmon from the sea to
their native rivers.
The ultimate goal of the project is to strengthen the
population of fall-run Chinook (King) Salmon thereby
improving the fishery. Over
the next few years, scientists will use the data
collected from the fish to test and evaluate the
idea that overall survival rates and increased adult
returns can be better achieved by barging the young
salmon downstream. This method will avoid the
devastating unscreened Georgiana Slough which is a
freeway to the Delta pump system. There is suspicion
that 50% of our smolts are being lost there. Click here to
19th Annual Crab Cioppino
Saturday, December 14,
2013 ~ Colusa County Fairgrounds
19th Annual Crab Cioppino feed is put on by the
Half Moon Bay Fishermen in support of
California (Salmon) Barging and Restoration,
Inc, which is a non-profit organization. The
Cioppino Feed will be held at
Colusa County Fairgrounds on Saturday,
December 14, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
To buy tickets online, visit our "BUY TICKETS" page.
You can also get tickets by mail by
downloading the event Flyer below.
This event is always a sell-out, so be sure
to get your tickets early!
All proceeds raised at this Cioppino Feed
will be used for Salmon restoration in the
Sacramento River system.
You can donate money (or items for the
raffle) to California Barging And
Restoration, Inc, or pay for a sponsor's
table by contacting event producer, Kim
McHenry at: 530-438-2323. Tickets
and donations not only support a worth
cause, but also are tax deductible! Click here
to view, download or print the flyer: