Re: NANFA-- native fish of northern California

Christopher Scharpf (
Wed, 06 Mar 2002 22:44:37 -0400

> Can anyone on this list help me locate fish species native to northern
> California? If you know anyone who has extra specimens or who knows of good
> collection sites it would be very helpful. Turtle Bay in Redding, CA needs to
> stock a new exhibit that will open this June which focuses on fish native to
> the Sacramento River region. Some of the species we're looking for include
> Sacramento pikeminnow, hardhead, Sacramento sucker, Sacramento perch,
> Sacramento blackfish, splittail, roach, hitch, tule perch, and prickly
> sculpin. Any help or contacts for any of these species would be greatly
> appreciated.

It's effectively illegal to collect fishes for the home aquarium in
California, but as a public exhibit you should have no problem getting a
permit from CDFG. They're also the best source for collecting localities.

Chris Scharpf
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