"Amazing Engineering Feat" Saves Millions of Fish at Feather River Fish Hatchery
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Chico Enterprise-Record] by Heather Hacking - Ffebruary 13, 2017
Oroville, Calif. -- It’s not that often you can add saving and protecting 9 million fish to your list of lifetime achievements. For the crew of more than 66 who pitched in at the Feather River Fish Hatchery, the hope is this will never need to be done again.
Earlier this week, plans were being made to evacuate the fish hatchery along the river. At that time, high water was expected. Later, the problem turned to water so dirty it could harm the young and vulnerable fish.
The first step was to move about 5 million tiny fish to a hatchery at Thermalito. This involved scooping up the fish with nets and transportation by truck. Help came from hatcheries throughout the state and the work lasted “morning till night” explained Andrew Hughan, public information officer for California Fish and Wildlife.
Among those moved were millions of spring-run Chinook salmon ...
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