Article 3. Salmon, Steelhead Trout, And Anadromous Fisheries Program of California Fish And Game Code >> Division 6. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 8. >> Article 3.
(a) The department shall, with the advice of the Advisory
Committee on Salmon and Steelhead Trout and the Commercial Salmon
Trollers Advisory Committee, prepare and maintain a detailed and
comprehensive program for the protection and increase of salmon,
steelhead trout, and anadromous fisheries.
(b) The department shall consult with every public agency whose
policies or decisions may affect the goals of this program to
determine if there are feasible means for those public agencies to
help the department achieve the goals of this program.
The program shall identify the measures the department will
carry out to achieve the policies set forth in Section 6902.
The program shall include, but is not limited to, all of the
(a) Identification of streams where the natural production of
salmon and steelhead trout can be increased primarily through the
improvement of stream and streambank conditions without effect on
land ownership, land use practices, or changes in streamflow
(b) Identification of streams where the natural production of
salmon and steelhead trout can be increased only through the
improvement of land use practices or changes in streamflow
(c) Identification of streams where the protection of, and
increase in, salmon and steelhead trout resources require, as a
result of significant prior loss of stream habitat, the construction
of artificial propagation facilities.
(d) A program element for evaluating the effectiveness of the
(e) Recommendations for an organizational structure, staffing,
budgeting, long-term sources of funding, changes in state statutes
and regulations and federal and local government policy and such
other administrative and legislative actions as the department finds
to be necessary to accomplish the purposes of this chapter.
(f) Identification of measures to protect and increase the
production of other anadromous fisheries consistent with policies set
forth in Section 6902.
(g) Identification of alternatives to, or mitigation of, manmade
factors which cause the loss of juvenile and adult fish in California'
s stream system.
Measures which are the responsibility of other agencies or
persons, such as the repair or replacement of dysfunctional fish
screens, are not eligible for funding under the program.
The department shall determine the initial elements of the
program and transmit a report describing those elements to the
Legislature and the Advisory Committee on Salmon and Steelhead Trout
within six months of the effective date of this chapter.