Fish hatcheries; Fisheries management; Fishes; Biologists (USFWS); Employees (USFWS); Work of the Service; Tagging; Threatened species; Monitoring;
Biologists find other aquatic creatures while tagging steelhead in Eagle Creek. Biologists use this tracking information to see if the hatchery fish that are spawning here are affecting the survival and productivity of the wild fish.
A trap baited with carrots and apples awaits a nutria to venture out of the water and investigate. The animals are trapped in order to tag them to better understand the habits of nutria and to prevent their spreading.
This publication is is the result of a Fish and Wildlife Countermeasures Coordination Project undertaken by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The goals of the project include the development of national “best practices” using...