Nonnative Fish Management Strategies & Procedures

Predation or competition by nonnative fish species is a serious threat to the listed fishes and perhaps the most challenging to manage. The Recovery Program is working proactively to meet the challenge of nonnative fish management by removing the most problematic nonnative species from rivers, and preventing nonnative fish escapement from upstream reservoirs into downstream river habitats. The actions recognize the dual responsibilities of state and federal wildlife agencies to conserve native fish species while providing sportfishing opportunities.