Ryan Revnak and Zach Sigler are finding a lot of dead fish in the Sacramento River this year, and that's just what they like to see.
State and federal officials have spent millions of dollars to make sure Chinook salmon thrive in the Sacramento River and its tributaries.
So hundreds of dead salmon in the river means they have been swimming back to the river from the Pacific Ocean to finish out their life cycle by spawning and dying.
"This is a positive change from the past four years or so," said Doug Killam, an environmental scientist for the state Department of Fish and Game. "This allows us to set how many fish can be taken the following year."
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National Fisherman Live: 9/9/14
In this episode:
Seafood Watch upgrades status of 21 fish species
Calif. bill attacking seafood mislabeling approved
Ballot item would protect Bristol Bay salmon
NOAA closes cod, yellowtail fishing areas
Pacific panel halves young bluefin harvest
National Fisherman Live: 8/26/14
In this episode, National Fisherman Publisher Jerry Fraser talks about his early days dragging for redfish on the Vandal.
More than a dozen higher education institutions and federal and local fishery management agencies and organizations in American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Hawaii have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at building the capacity of the U.S. Pacific Island territories to manage their fisheries and fishery-related resources.