The Santa Rosa Dinner – Friday, June 3rd!

The GSSA Santa Rosa dinner is our biggest opportunity to raise money to continue our work on California salmon runs. You don’t want to miss the 10th Anniversary party! 


Golden State Salmon Association’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.

News & Features


The Problem

All the major salmon rivers in California are now dammed, cutting off access to habitat and the natural flows salmon need to survive.  River banks, side channels, and floodplains, all needed to rear salmon, have been badly altered. 

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The Solution

California Salmon River

Restoring some semblance of more natural river conditions, with adequate cold water flows, and bank, side channel and floodplain habitat is needed to restore salmon.  Maximizing hatchery production is needed to keep the industry viable.

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The Rebuilding Plan

Yolo Notch

GSSA has developed a science-based plan that prioritizes restoration of salmon through a series of hatchery, habitat, and water flow improvements.  Science shows that leaving more water in the rivers is the single best thing to do to help salmon. 

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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.

Company Partners

Main Conservation Partners

NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)
Earthjustice
Defenders of Wildlife

The Bay Institute
Sierra Club
Restore the Delta