Protecting and restoring California's native trout, steelhead and salmon demands a strong legislative presence in Sacramento. CalTrout and Trout Unlimited partner to provide that unified voice for fish in Sacramento -- which is why we're pleased to annouce our three key pieces of legislation were signed. Here's what passed: CalTrout and Trout Unlimited worked together to craft SB 1148, which revitalizes California's flagging Heritage & Wild Trout program, much of the funding for which disappeared during California's budget struggles.
Essentially, it ensures the limited revenues generated by fishing license sales help support our Heritage and Wild Trout program and fund our recreational fish hatcheries. SB 1148 ensures DFG's Wild Trout program will receive at least $2 million per year, funds the seven permanent staff positions lost in past years, and directs the Department to protect and enhance quality trout fisheries sustained by natural reproduction. Read the full story.