CDFW and Partners Host Fish Predation Workshop

Media Contacts:
Janice Mackey, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8908
Carol Atkins, CDFW Water Branch, (916) 445-0074

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the Delta Stewardship Council’s Science Program and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) will conduct a fish predation workshop on Central Valley salmonids on July 22 and 23, 2013 at the UC Davis Conference Center.

The workshop is part of a broader effort to understand the role of predation in the Bay-Delta watershed while providing objective information and scientific knowledge for future project planning.

An independent science panel of international experts in the disciplines of anadromous fishes, Bay-Delta hydrodynamics, predator-prey relations, bioenergetics, fish population dynamics and modeling and fish ecology has been assembled to review published scientific articles and agency reports, hear presentations on the latest science and ask questions of presenters.

Following the workshop the independent science panel will prepare a written response to questions asked when the panel was convened and prepare recommendations for further studies.

More details and background materials for this event may be found at: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/erp/predation.asp.

For additional information, please contact Carol Atkins at carol.atkins@wildlife.ca.gov.

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