Things Are Looking A Bit Dry For Steelhead

The excitement of waiting for fish eggs in the classroom is dampened a bit (pun intended) this year for teachers hatching steelhead from Warm Springs Hatchery (WSH) .

Due to drought conditions in California, steelhead eggs from WSH MAY not be available. The river flows are low and subsequently there are few steelhead coming upstream.  The hatchery’s primary goal is to provide fish for stocking. Excess eggs can be used for classroom incubation. It is not looking like there will be excess eggs this year.

At this time, the February egg pick up dates from Warm Spring Hatchery (including Coyote) have been cancelled. If you requested eggs from WSH in February, please select a new date in March and send your request by email to Talia. You can find information on available dates on the CAEP website.

At this point, we cannot predict if eggs will be available for the March egg pick-up dates from Warm Spring (including Coyote). We will keep you informed.

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About Ethan Rotman

Ethan Rotman (Bayareatic) manages and coordinates programs that hatch fish in classrooms for the San Francisco Bay Area. He also chairs the committee that manages these programs throughout the state. Ethan has worked with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for over 20 years.
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