Take Limits for Steelhead or Chinnok Salmon or Green Sturgeon

If more than 3 percent of the steelhead or Chinook salmon or a single green sturgeon captured are killed or injured, the project lead shall contact the NMFS California Central Valley Office. The purpose of the contact is to allow the agencies to review the activities resulting in incidental take and to determine if additional protective measures are required. All steelhead and Chinook salmon mortalities must be retained, placed in an appropriately sized whirl-pak or zip-lock bag, labeled with the date and time of collection, fork length, location of capture, and frozen as soon as possible. Frozen samples must be retained until specific instructions are provided by NMFS.