Juvenile Fish Monitoring Program

Available Reports

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See also Juvenile Salmonid Survival Reports

Barnard, D., J. Speegle, and J. Kirsch. 2015. Annual Report: Juvenile fish monitoring during the 2012 and 2013 field seasons within the San Francisco Estuary, California. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lodi Fish and Wildlife Office. August 2015

Brandes, P. L, K. Perry, E. Chappell, J. McLain, S. Greene, R. Sitts, D. McEwan, and M. Chotkowski, Interagency Ecological Program. 2000. Delta Salmon Project Work Team Delta Juvenile Salmon Monitoring Program Review Stockton, CA. [PDF of Paper - 1.84 MB]

Brandes, P. L, J. S. McLain. 2001. Juvenile chinook salmon abundance, distribution, and survival in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary. In: Brown R. L., editor. Contributions to the Biology of Central Valley Salmonids. Fish Bulletin 179(2). Sacramento (CA): California Department of Fish and Game. p 39-136. [PDF of Paper - 27.48 MB]

Buckland, S., K. B. Newman, C. Fernandez, L. Thomas, J. Harwood. 2007. Embedding Population Dynamics Models in Inference. 22(1): 44-58. [PDF of Paper - 258.2 KB]
Access is courtesy of Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

Castillo, G., J. Morinaka, J. Lindberg, B. Fujimura, B. Baskerville-Bridges, J. Hobbs, G. Tigan, and L. Ellison. 2012. Pre-Screen Loss and Fish Facility Efficiency for Delta Smelt at the South Delta's State Water Project, California. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 10(4):1-23.

del Rosario, R. B., Y. J. Redler, K. B. Newman, P. L. Brandes, T. Sommer, K. Reece and R. Vincik. 2013. Migration patterns of juvenile winter-run size Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) through the Sacramento– San Joaquin Delta San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Sciences Volume 11, Issue 1, 2013

Dekar, M., P. Brandes, J. Kirsch, L. Smith, J. Speegle, P. Cadrett and M. Marshall. 2013. USFWS Delta Juvenile Fish Monitoring Program Review. Background Report Prepared for Review by th eIEP Science Advisory Group, June 2013. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Stockton Fish and Wildlife Office, Lodi, CA. 224 p.

Hanni, J. 2005. USFWS seasonal fishery catch and a follow up investigation of fish fauna assemblages in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and Bays. Interagency Ecological Program Newsletter. 18(4):3-7. [PDF of Newsletter Article - 714 KB]

Kjelson, M. A., P. F Raquel, and F. W. Fisher. 1981. Influences of freshwater inflow on chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawystcha) in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary. pp. 88-108. In (R.D. Cross and D.L. Williams, eds.) Proceedings of the National Symposium on Freshwater Inflow to Estuaries. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, FWS/OBS-81-04. [PDF of Paper - 14.79 MB]

Kjelson, M. A., P. F. Raquel, and F. W. Fisher. 1982. Life history of fall-run juvenile chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawyscha, in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary, California. p. 393-411. In V.S. Kennedy [ed.] Estuarine Comparisons. Academic Press, New York, NY.

Marshall, M. 2005. Delta Juvenile Fish Monitoring Project. Interagency Ecological Program Newsletter. 18(1):5-6. [PDF of Newsletter Article - 226 KB]

Marshall, M. J., and H. N. Blalock-Herod. 2006. Feasibility of implementing a zebra mussel monitoring program within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Rivers and Delta, California. Technical report submitted to the Aquatic Nuisance Species Program, USFWS. [Technical Report - 2.99 MB]

McLain, J. S. 1998. Relative efficiency of the midwater and Kodiak trawl at capturing juvenile chinook salmon in the Sacramento River. Interagency Ecological Program Newsletter. 11(4): 26-29.

McLain, J. S., and R. Burmester. 1999. Juvenile fall-run and winter-run chinook salmon abundance. Interagency Ecological Program Newsletter. 12(2) 35-38.

Newman, K. B. 2008. Sample design-based methodology for estimating delta smelt abundance. San Francisco Watershed and Estuary Science.

Newman, K. B., Fernandez, C., Thomas, L., and Buckland, S. T. 2009. Monte Carlo inference for state-space models of wild animal populations.'' Biometrics.

Pyper B., T. Garrison, S. Cramer, P. L. Brandes, D. P. Jacobson, and M. A. Banks. 2013. Absolute abundance estimates of juvenile spring-run and winter-run Chinook salmon at Chipps Island.

Pyper B., T. Garrison, and S. Cramer. 2013b. Analysis of trawl efficiency at Chipps Island using coded-wire-tagged releases of juvenile Chinook salmon.

Reynolds, J.H., Knutson, M.G., Newman, K.B. et al. 2016. Environ Monit Assess (A road map for designing and implementing a biological monitoring program.) 188: 399. doi:10.1007/s10661-016-5397-x

Speegle, J., J. Kirsch, and J. Ingram. 2013. Annual report: Juvenile fish monitoring during the 2010 and 2011 field seasons within the San Francisco Estuary, California. Stockton Fish and Wildlife Office, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Lodi, California. January 2013

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1987. Exhibit 31: The needs of chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawystcha in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary. Presented to the State Water Resources Control Board for the 1987 Water Quality/Water Rights Proceedings on the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1994. 1993 annual progress report: "Abundance and survival of juvenile chinook salmon in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary". Stockton, CA

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1995. 1994 annual progress report: "Abundance and survival of juvenile chinook salmon in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary". Stockton, CA

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1997. 1995 annual progress report: "Abundance and survival of juvenile chinook salmon in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary". Stockton, CA

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1999. 1996 annual progress report: "Abundance and survival of juvenile chinook salmon in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary". Stockton, CA

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2000. 1997/98 annual progress report: "Abundance and survival of juvenile chinook salmon in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary". Stockton, CA [PDF of Technical Report - 1.01 MB]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2000. 1999 annual progress report: "Abundance and survival of juvenile chinook salmon in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary". Stockton, CA [PDF of Technical Report - 2.43 MB]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2006. 2000 annual progress report: "Abundance and survival of juvenile chinook salmon in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary". Stockton, CA. [PDF of Technical Report - 834 KB]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2007. 2001-2005 annual progress report: "Abundance and survival of juvenile chinook salmon in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary". Stockton, CA. [PDF of Technical Report - 2.09 MB]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2011. 2006 annual progress report: "Juvenile Fish Monitoring and Abundance and distribution of Chinook Salmon in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary ". Stockton, CA. [PDF of Technical Report - 809 KB]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2010. 2007-2008 annual progress report: "Juvenile Fish Monitoring and Abundance and Survival of Chinook Salmon in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary ". Stockton, CA. [PDF of Technical Report - 1.64 MB]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2012. 2009 annual progress report: "Abundance and Distribution of Chinook Salmon and Other Catch in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary ". Stockton, CA. [PDF of Technical Report - 2.71 MB]

Wichman, L. 2006. Regional trends in fish assemblage stability and diversity based on Fall seine and trawl sampling, 1995-2005 September-December. Interagency Ecological Program Newsletter. 19(1):7-13. [PDF of Newsletter Article - 1.3 MB]

Wichman, L, and J. Hanni. 2005. Chinook salmon catch and a preliminary look at fish assemblages in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and Bays. Interagency Ecological Program Newsletter. 18(3):7-12. [PDF of Newsletter Article - 1.2 MB]

Wilder, R. 2006. Long term monitoring of juvenile fishes in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Short Paper in "Sharing Conservation Successes: Conserving Species, Conserving Habitat, Involving People." California/Nevada Operations Office, US Fish and Wildlife Service. [PDF of Technical Report - 195 KB]

Wilder, R. M, and J. F. Ingram. 2006. Temporal patterns in catch rates of juvenile chinook salmon and trawl net efficiencies in the lower Sacramento River. Interagency Ecological Program Newsletter. 19(1):18-28. [PDF of Newsletter Article - 401 KB]

Posters

Bergendorf, D., and J. Lewis. 2005. Implementing a National Management Plan for the Genus Eriocheir (Mitten Crabs). 7th Biennial State of the Estuary Conference. 10/4-10/6/2005. Oakland, CA. [PDF of Poster - 116 KB]

Hanni, J., and E. Chapman. 2006. Native and Non-native Species Richness in the Sacramento and San Joaquin River Delta. 4th Biennial CALFED Science Conference. 10/23-10/25/2006. Sacramento, CA. [PDF of Poster - 270 KB]

Hanni, J., B. Poytress, and H. N. Blaylock-Herod. 2006. Spatial and Temporal Distribution Patterns of Pacific and River Lamprey in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers and Delta. American Fisheries Society, 40th annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society California-Nevada Chapter. 3/30-4/1/2006. San Luis Obispo, CA. [PDF of Poster - 2.21 MB] [Spanish version] [PDF of Poster - 2.2 MB]

Herod, J. J., H. N. Blalock-Herod, and P. D. Cadrett. Considerations regarding non-native fishes and adaptive management activities in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Delta. Interagency Ecological Program 2006 Annual Workshop. 3/1-3/3/06. Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA. [Poster]

Ingram, J. F., and R. M. Wilder. 2006. Seasonal variation in diel activity patterns of Chinook salmon in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Interagency Ecological Program 2006 Annual Workshop. 3/1-3/3/06. Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA. [PDF of Poster - 378 KB]

Lux, R. 2006. PDELT: A preliminary look at fish anomalies in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary. Interagency Ecological Program 2006 Annual Workshop. 3/1-3/3/06. Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA. [PDF of Poster - 202 KB]

Lux, R., A. Warwas, and H. N. Blalock-Herod. 2005. Characterization of fish assemblages within San Francisco Bay: implications for biological monitoring strategies and design of habitat restoration projects. 7th Biennial State of the Estuary Conference. 10/4-10/6/2005. Oakland, CA. [PDF of Poster - 139 KB]

Marshall, M., H. Webb, and R. Wilder. Spatial and temporal patterns in use by native and non-native fish larvae of a recently flooded island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. 40th annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society California-Nevada Chapter. 3/30-4/1/2006. San Luis Obispo, CA. [PDF of Poster - 107 KB]

Marshall, M., and J., H. Herod. Feasibility of incorporating a zebra mussel early detection monitoring program within the USFWS Juvenile Fish Monitoring Program within the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers and Delta. Interagency Ecological Program 2006 Annual Workshop. 3/1-3/3/06. Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA. [PDF of Poster - 349 KB]

Speegle, J, A. Bournadas, and P. Cadrett. Updates and upgrades to the Delta Juvenile Fish Monitoring Program database. Interagency Ecological Program 2006 Annual Workshop. 3/1-3/3/06. Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA. [PDF of Poster - 7.95 MB]

Webb, H., R. Wilder, and K. Vargas. Diel activity patterns of fishes of special interest in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. 4th Biennial CALFED Science Conference. 10/23-10/25/2006. Sacramento, CA. [PDF of Poster - 643 KB]

Webb, H., and R. Wilder. Comparison of growth rates of native and non-native juvenile fishes between the Yolo Bypass and the Sacramento River.8th Biennial State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference. 10/16-10/18/2007. Oakland, CA. [PDF of Poster - 186 KB]

Wilder, R., and A. Warwas. Effects of disturbance on fish communities at boat ramps in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. 4th Biennial CALFED Science Conference. 10/23-10/25/2006. Sacramento, CA. [PDF of Poster - 503 KB]

Wilde, R. M. Applications of long term fish monitoring in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to salmonid restoration efforts. 25th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference. 3/7-3/10/07. Santa Rosa, CA. [Powerpoint of Poster - 6.4 MB]

Presentations

Castillo, G. Pilot Mark-Recapture Study to Estimate Delta Smelt Pre-screen Loss and Salvage Efficiency. 5th Biennial CALFED Science Conference. October 22-24/2008. Sacramento, CA. [Powerpoint 4.92 MB]

Castillo, G. Initial Evaluation of Entrainment Losses for Delta Smelt in the State Water Project. 2010 IEP Annual Workshop. May 25-26/2010. Sacramento, CA. [PDF of Powerpoint 1.76 MB]

Castillo, G., J. Morinaka, J. Lindberg, B. Fujimura, J. Hobbs, G. Tigan, L. Ellison, B. Baskerville-Bridges. An Experimental Approach to Evaluate Entrainment Losses of Delta Smelt in the South Delta. 2009 State of the Estuary. 9/29-10/1/2009. Oakland, CA. [PDF of Powerpoint 138 KB]

Newman, K. B. 2007. "Use of Bayesian Hierarchical Models for Multi-Year Ecological Studies", 28th Annual Inst. of Research and Statistics, 3/28/07, Sacramento, CA. [PDF of Presentation (339 KB) with PDF of Abstract (12 KB)]

Wilder R., and J. Ingram. Seasonal shifts in diel patterns of juvenile Chinook salmon catch rates in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. 40th annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society California-Nevada Chapter. 3/30-4/1/2006. San Luis Obispo, CA. [Powerpoint of Presentation - 6.9 MB]

Wilder, R. M., M. J. Marshall, J. F. Ingram, J. Pedretti, and B. P. Powell. Just add water: spatial and temporal patterns of larval, juvenile, and adult fishes within Liberty Island. 4th Biennial CALFED Science Conference. 10/23-10/25/2006. Sacramento, CA. [Powerpoint of Presentation - 17.1 MB]

Wilder, R. M. Long term monitoring of juvenile fishes in the San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary. 86th Annual Meeting of the Western Society of Naturalists. 11/17-11/20/2005. Monterey, CA. [Powerpoint of Presentation - 44.6 MB]