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Salmon season will be here before we know it! Join your fellow fishermen and women to toast the eve of the salmon season on Friday, May 15, 2020. The GSSA Santa Rosa dinner is our biggest opportunity to raise money to continue our work on California salmon runs and the watersheds they rely on. You don’t want to miss the 10th Anniversary party!

Dead Salmon

The Problem

Because salmon are anadromous (they live part of their lives in freshwater, part in the ocean), they show us strong signs of the health or damage to both freshwater and marine environments.

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California Salmon River

The Solution

By and large, the ocean is doing its part to produce healthy salmon runs.  The problem for Central Valley salmon is almost entirely in the sad condition of the inland freshwater habitat salmon need to spawn and rear in.

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Yolo Notch

Golden State Salmon Rebuilding Plan

This plan was originally developed in 2011 and 2012 with science consulting assistance from Dave Vogel of Natural Resource Scientists.  The US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service and California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife also provided technical assistance.

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Salmon are what bind us to the natural world, a bond we greatly identify with and deeply appreciate.

GSSA’s Mission

GSSA’s mission is to restore California salmon for their economic, recreational, commercial, environmental, cultural and health values.

GSSA, a Broad Coalition

GSSA is a coalition that includes commercial and recreational salmon fishermen, related businesses, restaurants, a native tribe, environmentalists, elected officials, families, and communities that rely on salmon.  GSSA has a board comprised of representatives of this diverse community, which reaches from Oregon to the Central Coast, through the Bay-Delta and up a dozen rivers in the Central Valley.

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Become a Member and Support GSSA

GSSA is grateful for a diverse membership that includes informed consumers, commercial fishermen, commercial fleet professionals, environmentalists, scientists, business owners, and chefs and restaurant owners. Your membership directly supports the critical work of GSSA and reflects your commitment to local salmon.