Central Valley Fall-Run Chinook Salmon

Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

LEVEL OF CONCERN: HIGH
Central Valley (CV) fall-run Chinook salmon abundance has fluctuated widely in recent years, but the number of spawners typically exceeds 100,000 fish per year. However, this run is supported by significant production from several major federal and state hatcheries, which has troubling impacts on the productivity and survival of remaining wild Chinook.

 

What's happened and why has the Level of Concern increased?

Characteristics

Abundance

Habitat and Behavior

Genetics

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