SF Bay-Delta Fisheries
The Bay-Delta Fish & Wildlife Office has jurisdiction over listed, proposed, candidate and other sensitive aquatic species the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and San Francisco Bay of California. Species include the delta smelt, longfin smelt and Sacramento splittail. See also our Delta Fisheries Resources page and delta smelt kid-friendly species account.
Smelt Working Group
The Smelt Working Group evaluates up-to-date biological and technical issues regarding delta and longfin smelt and develops recommendations for consideration by the Service in its implementation of the Operational Criteria and Plan (OCAP) Biological Opinion. See the Smelt Working Group page for notes and determinations.
Service Fish Hatcheries Helping Endangered California Salmon in Innovative Ways
Smelt Status Assessments
June 27, 2016
Delta Smelt Q&A
OCAP - Operational Criteria and Plan for coordination of the Central Valley (of California) Project and State Water Project.
Bay Delta Conservation Plan
Bay Delta Conservation Plan website
Delta Smelt Recovery
National Academy of Sciences Delta Review
- November 10, 2009
Statement of Task (PDF 17 KB)
March 19, 2010
Federal Actions to Protect Fishes in CA Bay-Delta Found "Scientifically Justified"
- May 5, 2011
A Review of the Use of Science and Adaptive Management in CA's Draft Bay-Delta Conservation Plan