Season Update

Now the Season begins. As we humans put our holidays behind us, the fish are coming home to spawn! Here is the business end, updating our work to protect Steelhead & Coho. Our staff, volunteers, and science contractor Stillwater are all working hard on a first...

Newsletter: Fall 2015

A New Plan OAA Fisheries is coordinating the final stages of a “Multi-species Recovery Plan” for the salmonids of the California Central Coast. The plan will provide a roadmap for increasing salmonid population sizes. It has been reported to us that the plan includes...

Hatchery Managers Assist Fish by Copying Nature

By Samantha Clark, Santa Cruz Sentinel California’s four years of drought have left coho salmon on the brink of extinction, but the small hatchery near Scott Creek south of San Francisco offers hope for the endangered species. Scientists there at the Kingfisher Flat...

Newsletter: Spring 2015

A Little MBSTP History Below are two photos of Clifford King and his grandson. One was taken at the Powder Mill Rearing Facility at Paradise Park in 1988 and the other was taken in the same place just the other day. Cliff began fishing the San Lorenzo with his father...

Newsletter: Fall 2014

Hatchery Upgrade Read the Full Newsletter MBSTP is currently improving water quality for fish at the Hatchery. A new “whole Hatchery” filter system is being installed. The filtered water will run through a U/V light sterilizer to kill fungus spoors. The project is on...
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