Delta Smelt Culture Program: from Experiments to Reinforcement

As part of the Delta Smelt Resiliency Strategy, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is coordinating a multi-agency effort to examine if and how hatchery propagated Delta smelt could be utilized to aide in species recovery. Towards this goal DWR, DFW, USFWS, USBR and the American Fisheries Society CAL-NEVA Chapter have organized a workshop to bring agency experts, other technical experts, stakeholders, and other interested parties together to get an update on the status of wild Delta smelt, advances in Delta smelt propagation, the potential uses for hatchery Delta smelt, and to consider future management and monitoring issues. Outside experts from other successful recovery programs will provide their insights, guidance, and lessons learned to inform the discussion on the important next steps for the possible use of captive Delta smelt. When: Thu, May 18, 2017; 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM PDT. Where: Veterans Memorial Center, 203 East 14th Street, NPR Room, Davis, CA 95616. For more information see the Continuing Education page.