Salmon Snapshots

Redwood Creek (Marin County)

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2011-12 Population

Estimate of wild adult fish

Coho

Oncorhynchus kisutch

Steelhead

Oncorhynchus mykiss

What we have 8 48
What we need 272§ +
Notes:

Population estimate (derived from redd counts) provided by California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Data are preliminary and subject to change.

§ Coho salmon in Redwood Creek are federally listed as endangered. Spawning adult fish recovery targets represent the biological conditions National Marine Fisheries Service would use to delist the species and remove them from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (50 CFR 223.102)(NMFS 2012a).

+ Steelhead in Redwood Creek are federally listed as threatened; however,  NMFS recovery target not yet defined. 

The 2011/12 snapshot is defined as fall 2011 to spring 2012, as per when salmon and steelhead return from the ocean to spawn. Fall Chinook spawning season is fall 2011. Coho season is fall through early January 2012. Steelhead season can start in fall 2011 but is primarily winter and spring 2012. Spring Chinook season is spring 2012.

 

References

National Marine Fisheries Service. 2012a. Final Recovery Plan for Central California Coast coho salmon Evolutionarily Significant Unit. National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Region, Santa Rosa, California.

 

fish images © Joe Tomelleri

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