2 Changes In Policy

There have been a two changes  in policy  I want to share with you.

  • Length of time eggs/fry may be held: As of this year, fry must be released no later than 8 weeks from the date of egg delivery. In the past, fry had to be released within 6 weeks of hatch. This new policy is simpler and more definate – it was difficult to determine the day of hatch. Keep in mind the longer you hold the fish in your classroom, the greater the risk of mortality. We continue to encourage release as soon as the fry button-up to decrease mortality.
  • Returning your permit after release: After you release your fry, you must return your signed permit within 2 weeks. This is a firm deadline. We suggest you fill out your form immediately following release, make a copy, and return the original either to CDFW directly or to your sponsor.

These changes are statewide in scope and apply to all teachers hatching fish in California. Please let me know if you have questions.

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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