This should be State legislation. The Federal Government has no Constitutional authority to fix/correct state negligence. Of course, California wouldn't stand up to the Feds over a smelt that was native to the San Joaquin Delta causing thousands of agricultural acres into tumble weeds. I April 2015 trawl survey, state Fish and Wildlife scientists caught only one of the pinky-sized, politicized fish with an outsized role in California’s water wars. A UC Davis-run hatchery are filled with thousands of baby smelt — where, for now, they’ll stay, generation after generation because the Delta waters are too brackish. My view-the Delta Smelt have been forced to immigrate and may never be allowed to return home. The fish itself is unremarkable — short-lived, tiny and so translucent it’s almost invisible.