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roygin1

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Stocking report listed on CDWF.
« on: May 30, 2013, 06:19:46 AM »
 I have noticed that they are only stocking Rock Creek about every two weeks. Will this change during the summer months? Is this one of the states cutbacks?   Thanks for the help, Roy and Ginger  :fishing3:
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Re: Stocking report listed on CDWF.
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 09:40:01 AM »

I believe they stock every week in the summer, and then cut back during the spring and fall.  At least thats what they done in the past.  If you look at the CDFW website, they are having many problems because of budget issues, fighting lawsuits and the frog issue.

A certain percent of license fees by law goes to hatchery programs. But we are being shortchanged each year as we are paying more every year for our fishing license and getting less and less in return.

Under the terms of AB 7 passed in 2006, the CDFW was required to utilize one-third of all fishing license fees for hatchery trout stocking and enhancement of wild and native trout.

Since 2007, when the legislation took effect, the CDFW has failed to meet that requirement every year, on average by 30 percent.

Why is this happening? There are two simple reasons: First, the CDFWs hatchery system and equipment is crumbling and there is no money available today for upgrades, improvements, or expansion. So the system is stretched to capacity. Second, the raw costs to raise trout keep rising.

The good news is CDFW is purchasing fish from the private sector to supplement CDFWs system.  About 20% of all fish plants are from private sectors now.  Interesting to note is the private sector can raise fish for about half the CDFWs cost.  You can read all this on their website.
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