California Public Radio featured a segment on our Fish Food project!
A ‘Floating Fillet’: Rice Farmers Grow Bugs To Help Restore California’s Salmon
Jacob Katz is on the hunt — but not for geese or ducks. On a farm about 40 minutes north of Sacramento, he wades through a rice paddy with an aquarium net in hand. But he’s not fishing.
“We’re going bug hunting,” Katz says.
The senior scientist for California Trout, a conservation group with a focus on protecting wild fish, is at River Garden Farms. Founded in 1913, they typically grow things like corn, wheat, and around 5,000 acres of rice — the kind local sushi rice restaurants use…