Rice Field Salmon Pilot Project Off To Good Start

So far so good for a pilot project to grow salmon in California’s rice fields. The Department of Fish and Wildlife and Sacramento area farmers are in the first year of a three year effort to expand the salmon population. California Rice Commission president Tim Johnson says they put baby fish in rice fields because they replicate natural habitat. In the $1.4 million project, micro transmitters have been inserted into about 900 young Chinook salmon to track their journey from the Sacramento Valley into the Pacific Ocean.