If you think you can take for granted salmon fishing in California, think again.  We lost it in 2008 and ’09.  Without engagement, we could lose it again.

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Dave Hurley’s Salmon Tip of the Week

American River/Sacramento
Craig Newton of Will Fish Tackle in Auburn reported continued slow action for most anglers working below the Nimbus Dam to the mouth with some trying three times for nothing while others landed up to 3 steelhead for five grabs on copper-bladed spoons. Flows Sunday at Fair Oaks remained low, dropping to 1207 cfs…

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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California Salmon River

The Solution

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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Golden State Salmon Rebuilding Plan

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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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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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.

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NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)
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