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Fisheries Programs and Management Plans

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 


Plans that prevent the illegal or inadvertent introduction of non-native aquatic species:
Statewide, multi-year Fisheries Management Plan provides guidance and policy direction to fishery biologists for each major river basin in Idaho:
Native Sport Fish Management Plans:
Spawning salmon
Fish screen
Idaho Fish Screen Program

Migrating juvenile salmon and steelhead (smolts) are often diverted into irrigation ditches. Fish screens are located in ditches to keep fish out of irrigated fields. When fish encounter a screen (revolving drum) they are guided back to the river through a plastic pipe. Paddle wheels provide power to rotate the drum screen. The rotation of the drum screen allows the water to wash debris off the drum.

Fish screens are built through a cooperative program funded by National Marine Fisheries Service and Bonneville Power Administration. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game constructs and maintains the screens in cooperation with local water users.

Contact:
The Salmon Screen Shop
P.O. Box 1336
Salmon, Idaho 83467
Phone: (208) 756-6022
Last Updated: August 19, 2014 
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