Admin Measure Summary
- Percent Complete
26 to 50%Complete
Hatcheries develop scientifically sound Hatchery and Genetic Management Plans (HGMPs).
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), in collaboration with the designated mitigation agencies, is at various stages of developing Hatchery and Genetic Management Plans (HGMPs) for the Central Valley anadromous fish hatcheries. The Feather River Hatchery HGMP for Spring-run Chinook is in final draft review by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). CDFW and the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) are working on an initial draft Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery HGMP for Fall-run Chinook. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is funding the development of the Nimbus Hatchery HGMP for American River Fall-run Chinook.
Delta Plan Strategy
Improve Hatcheries and Harvest Management
Delta Plan Recommendation
ER R8. Manage Hatcheries to Reduce Genetic Risk. As required by the National Marine Fisheries Service, all hatcheries providing listed fish for release into the wild should continue to develop and implement scientifically sound Hatchery and Genetic Management Plans (HGMPs) to reduce risks to those species. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife should provide annual updates to the Delta Stewardship Council on the status of HGMPs within its jurisdiction.