Planned experimental release notification for brood year 2020

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United States Department of the Interior

U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Red Bluff Fish and Wildlife Office
10950 Tyler Road, Red Bluff, CA 96080
Phone: (530) 527-3043; FAX (530) 529-0292

Date: March 24, 2021

From:
Kevin Offill, Fish Biologist
Red Bluff Fish and Wildlife Office

Subject:
Planned Experimental Release of Brood Year 2020 Juvenile Fall Chinook Salmon into Battle Creek and Sacramento River

On March 24 and 26, 2021, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will conduct an experimental paired release of approximately 370,000 brood year 2020 fall Chinook salmon from the Coleman National Fish Hatchery (Table 1). These fish are 100% coded-wire tagged and marked with an adipose-fin clip. The purpose of this experimental release is to evaluate the use of acclimation net pens for release of Coleman National Fish Hatchery fall Chinook Salmon trucked downstream in comparison to the standard on-site release. When available, final release information will be submitted to the RMIS database (www.rmpc.org). For questions concerning this release, please contact Kevin Offill at (530) 527-3043.

TABLE 1—Planned release summary of Coleman National Fish Hatchery brood year 2020 fall Chinook salmon experimental group.

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