Trinity River coho salmon hatchery plan

(Public comment period closed as of December 7, 2018.)

NOAA Fisheries is making available for public review a Hatchery and Genetics Management Plan (HGMP) for the Trinity River coho salmon hatchery program currently in operation within the Trinity River basin of California. The plan was submitted for NOAA Fisheries approval pursuant to Limit 5 of the Endangered Species Act section 4(d) rule for salmon and steelhead.

NOAA Fisheries is also making available for public review its draft environmental assessment (EA) analyzing effects of that proposed approval.

The HGMP was prepared by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation).
CDFW and Reclamation propose to reduce hatchery operations at the Trinity River Hatchery (Hatchery), under Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 4(d) to conserve wild coho salmon populations in the Trinity River. The hatchery program will continue to operate as an artificial broodstock program, producing Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast coho salmon to recover the wild population in the Trinity River. Natural-origin coho salmon would be taken from the Trinity River and artificially spawned at the Hatchery.

For information on how to provide comments, see the Federal Register notice (below). The public comment period ended on December 7, 2018.

For more information on this process, please contact Seth Naman, California Coastal Office, at or (707) 825-5180.

For more information on hatchery programs that NOAA Fisheries is evaluating along the West Coast, please visit our hatcheries page