Calif. Salmon Hitch a Ride to Ocean Amid Drought

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Northern California is engaged in a massive, spring-long mission to vacuum 30 million baby salmon from five inland hatcheries and haul them, in trucks to the coast, NBC News reported. Wildlife workers will transport the fish in climate-controlled tanker trucks that carry about 130,000 fish apiece. “If we didn’t do this,” said Andrew Hughan, spokesman for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife., “there wouldn’t be any fish and there wouldn’t be any fishing industry.”

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