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2019-20 Fieldwork Synopsis

During the 2019-20 winter flooding season, the California Rice Commission’s Pilot Salmon Project acquired approximately 12,000 baby salmon from the Coleman National Fish Hatchery with the objective of testing out four different rice field management practices for their potential to maximize salmon rearing habitat and then releasing these fish into the Sacramento River, including approximately…

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Tagging Caged Fish Prior to their Release

performing tagging surgery on young salmon

Event Date: March 16-17, 2020 Purpose:  To gather all the fish that were grown out in the rice fields within protective cages that were of taggable size and surgically insert the Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry (JSAT) tags into each one of them.

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