Fishbio is a fisheries and environmental consulting company dedicated to advancing the research, monitoring, and conservation of fishes around the world. One of their recent projects included an extensive study of the Tuolumne River which provides drinking water for nearly 2.5 million people in the Bay Area.
Fishbio chose Sierra Mac River Trips as their guide and outfitter for over 50 days of raft-based surveys to study the distribution, abundance, and quality of Tuolumne River fish habitat. Data from these surveys will be used to create habitat maps of the area and will be part of a larger study used to evaluate the potential for supporting a salmon and steelhead population on this stretch of river.
Fishbio’s qualified group of scientists and technicians are committed to solving a variety of fisheries and natural resource management challenges. Their work includes fish and wildlife studies, hydrological assessments, and restoration projects. They also fabricate custom scientific equipment to answer pressing questions in aquatic research. The goal of their work is sound science and effective communication. Their offices are located in Chico and Oakdale, California, and Vientiane, Laos, reflecting a commitment to advancing fisheries research and expertise where they are most needed to improve conservation and management.
The trips were a success both at gathering data and catching (and releasing) some fine rainbow trout. Fishbio staff also enjoyed the full services of our guides who navigated the rapids and prepared special menus for these multi-day expeditions down 27 miles of river that included both Class V Cherry Creek/Upper Tuolumne and the Main Tuolumne. You can read more about the study on their website: fishbio.com.