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'Electrofishing' for predators in the Delta

California officials are using electric cables to stun non-native predatory fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, including striped bass, to see it raises survival rates for juvenile salmon and steelhead. The zapped fish are then relocated to less sensitive areas.

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'Electrofishing' for predators in the Delta

California officials are using electric cables to stun non-native predatory fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, including striped bass, to see it raises survival rates for juvenile salmon and steelhead. The zapped fish are then relocated to less sensitive areas.
Ryan Sabalow The Sacramento Bee
'Electrofishing' for predators in the Delta 01:23

'Electrofishing' for predators in the Delta

Why Delta pumping to south state has been limited 00:57

Why Delta pumping to south state has been limited

See how Jerry Brown measured California's bleak snowpack in 2015 01:15

See how Jerry Brown measured California's bleak snowpack in 2015

Delta residents fear Metropolitan's island purchase is 'water grab' 01:49

Delta residents fear Metropolitan's island purchase is 'water grab'