California releasing 17 million salmon into the SF Bay to boost economy
California is rolling out a fresh strategy to keep its economy afloat — releasing 17 million salmon into the San Francisco Bay. Millions of Chinook salmon raised in hatcheries will bypass California’s drought-stricken riverbanks to be released directly into colder, downstream sites in the San Francisco Bay, in an attempt to maximize their survival rate amid some of the most extreme environmental conditions the state has ever faced.
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