Feds Agree To Steelhead Bailout

By Daryl Kelley

Following a summer in which at least 54 steelhead trout died in dry pools in the upper Ventura River, federal officials who failed to launch a rescue effort are now devising a strategy that could save the endangered fish when they face death. In a meeting last week, the National Marine Fisheries Service asked representatives from about a dozen environmental groups and local agencies in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties to provide their best information so teams to save the fish may be deployed as streams dry up next summer.

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