Media Advisory: People Hurt by Salmon Season Restrictions Speak Out

Press Advisory for Thursday, April 11, 10am

Contact:  Michael Coats, Coats PR, 707-235-6203

People Hurt by Salmon Season Restrictions Speak Out 

Fishermen, charter boat operator, seafood distributor, restaurant owner talk about shutdown of salmon season and their economic future 

Who:  Commercial salmon troller Sarah Bates, charter boat operator Andy Guiliano, seafood distributor Joe Conte, restaurant owner Tom Creedon, Commercial fisherman Dick Ogg, and Golden State Salmon Association Executive Director Scott Artis will comment

What: Comments on how closure or radical restriction of 2024 salmon fishing will affect their bottom line and families that rely on salmon for a living

Where: Scoma’s Restaurant, 1965 Al Scoma Way, SF Fishermen’s Wharf, parking in front of restaurant

Streaming Live: Golden State Salmon Association Facebook page

When:  10am Thursday April 11

Why:  A low number of salmon predicted to be in the ocean this year has led fishery managers to radically restrict or close salmon fishing for 2024. A final decision to greatly reduced fishing or to completely close it for 2024 will be announced by the Pacific Fisheries Management Council by April 11.  

Thousands of Californians with jobs tied to the salmon industry will likely be without work in 2024 as a result. A few of the workers and business owners with close ties to the salmon industry will talk about it and take questions from reporters.  

About GSSA: The Golden State Salmon Association ( is a coalition of salmon advocates that includes commercial and recreational salmon fishermen and women, businesses, restaurants, native tribes, environmentalists, elected officials, families and communities that rely on salmon. GSSA’s mission is to restore California salmon for their economic, recreational, commercial, environmental, cultural and health values.