Looking to buy fresh Golden State Salmon this season and support your local fishermen and women? GSSA is working to help protect the 23,000 plus jobs in the salmon industry. One of the ways is with this list of local California retailers, fresh off the boat sales, farmers’ markets, and home delivery services where you can buy Golden State Salmon. 

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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Yolo Notch

Golden State Salmon Rebuilding Plan

GSSA has developed a science based plan that prioritizes restoration of fall run salmon through a series of hatchery, habitat and water flow improvements.  Scientists have proven 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.

News & Features

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State Water Board gives federal Bureau of Reclamation a failing grade Calls for salmon protections from expected hot water
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 3, 2020 State Water Board gives federal Bureau of …
Massive Northern California reservoir project scaled back to reduce costs
By PAUL ROGERS | progers@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News GroupVia: https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/05/11/massive-northern-california-reservoir-project-scaled-back-to-reduce-costs/ Sites Reservoir in Colusa County …

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