Historical Review of Eel River Anadromous Salmonids, with Emphasis on Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon and Steelhead

TitleHistorical Review of Eel River Anadromous Salmonids, with Emphasis on Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon and Steelhead
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsYoshiyama, R. M., & Moyle P. B.
Date Published02/2010
InstitutionUniversity of California
CityDavis
TypeReport
KeywordsEel river, endangered species, fisheries management, salmon, steelhead
AbstractCoho and Chinook salmon and steelhead are all on a trajectory towards extinction in the Eel River basin, with only winter steelhead being widely enough distributed and abundant enough to persist beyond the next 50 years. Little is known about the watershed or the causes of the fisheries decline. Fishery managers have largely ignored the Eel River system since the 1940s, mainly because of its isolated location and because the fish lose occurred so rapidly and completely. California Trout commissioned the UC Davis report.
Refereed DesignationNon-Refereed