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CDFW recently responded to a legal action challenging its hatchery and stocking operations,
and completed an Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS)
that considers species and habitats affected by hatchery-raised rainbow trout.
One of the conditions of the EIR/EIS is that each water planted throughout California
must go through a Pre-Stocking Evaluation Protocol. This evaluation requires CDFW to consider
each sensitive or listed species in each water relative to the stocking of trout. CDFW fisheries
staff have made the evaluations a top priority, but until the review is completed and approved
by our administration, rainbow trout or channel catfish cannot be stocked.
The following waters have been approved for stocking. You can filter the list according to the
size class of the fish approved for stocking. You may also sort the lists by clicking on
the column headings. Note, some waters may be approved for both
catchable and fingerling sized fish.
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