As sport-fishing enthusiasts travel far and wide for their chance to catch the Chinook salmon returning to our North Coast and Central Valley rivers – this increases the risk of accidentally aiding the spread of aquatic hitchhikers. Transported from one body of water to another on fishing gear (such as waders) or boating equipment, invasive species can quickly become established and have profound effects on native animal and plant communities.

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