CDFW Euthanizes 3.2 Million Trout to Halt Bacteria Outbreak
Fish Springs and Black Rock fish hatcheries in Inyo County have been hit with an outbreak of lactococcus garvieae. Initially quarantined in late June, the decision has been made to euthanize the fish. Hot Creek Hatchery has been inspected and cleared; its quarantine was lifted June 25. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says the hatcheries will be disinfected, but the soonest either will produce catchable fish is estimated to be spring of 2022.