Survival and Straying
Growth and Predation
Updated August 14, 2016
This document presents an updated summary of the Golden Gate Salmon Association's (GGSA) Salmon Rebuilding Plan. This plan was originally developed in 2011 and 2012 with science consulting assistance from Mr. Dave Vogel of Natural Resource Scientists. The three fish agencies also provided technical assistance. They are The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, The US Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service. The links on the left provide a link to summaries for each of the projects. Several of the projects are labeled Priority 1 as being the most urgent to begin the salmon recovery.
The populations of all four of the Central Valley runs have declined seriously in the past decade. Two of the runs are already listed under the Endangered Specias Act and the other two are reaching all time lows in their populations. The first step in developing the plan was to analyze where in the system the adult and the juveniles were being lost. We then looked at each of these losses and researched how investments and other actions could bring about recovery. The proposed projects were all picked with the objective of achieving positive results within three to five years. Some of the projects have been completed, some are moving forward and others are stalled.
Programs of the Golden Gate Salmon Association
GGSA is actively working on all fronts to protect, recover and rebuild the salmon populations of the Central Valley and the tens of thousands of jobs the industry supports and the $1.4 billion of economic benefits it produces for California. Most of these activities are in the coastal communities from Santa Barbara to the Oregon border. The GGSA activities include:
Active work with the California Legislature and Congress to support positive salmon legislation and to oppose actions that would do further damage to the runs. Water issues and funding needs are at the top of this list.
Active work with the state and federal fish agencies, water delivery agencies like the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the State Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the State Water Resources Control Board. We support the good actions of these agencies and oppose the bad.
Active press and stakeholder communications to inform the public and our constituents of the salmon needs, threats to their existance and policies that will help.