WRA Fisheries Biologist Dan Chase invited to present at upcoming IEP workshop

The Interagency Ecological Program (IEP), provides ecological information and scientific leadership for use in management of the San Francisco Estuary for adaptive management, water project operations, and planning and regulatory purposes relative to endangered fish and the aquatic ecosystem. IEP’s Annual Workshop will be held April 20-22, 2016 in Folsom, California and focuses on sharing … Continue Reading »

San Francisco Bay Herring Spawn Potential Map

by Dan Chase Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) are found in large schools throughout the California’s coastal zone and are an important forage species that sustains a valuable commercial and recreational fishing industry in San Francisco Bay.  While primarily found off shore, the species moves into bays and estuaries in the winter to lay their eggs. These … Continue Reading »

WRA Fish Salvage Summary Report 2012-2014

By Daniel Chase, WRA Wildlife and Fisheries Biologist   Fish rescue and relocation, frequently referred to as fish salvage, can be an integral component of in-stream or in-water projects. When sensitive fish species are present at a project site and dewatering is necessary, fish rescue and relocation is typically required as a permit condition for … Continue Reading »