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hatchery fertilization of Chinook salmon eggs

Chinook Salmon - Chinook salmon have seventeen distinctive runs in California. These runs vary in many ways, and are categorized into 6 Evolutionarily Significant Units. Some units have been listed as threatened species. Merced River Hatchery spawns, rears and releases Fall Run Chinook salmon of Merced River origin.



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830 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95811 | (916) 327-8840


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