12/1/10: Cautious Optimism for 2010 Fall-run Chinook Salmon Returns
But More Work Needed to Restore and Protect California's Salmon Fishery
Today, The Bay Institute announced two opportunities for the public to learn more about this remarkable fish and the vital role it plays in California’s largest watershed, coastal fishing communities and the state’s economy.
November and December are the best months to view wild salmon returning to spawn in California’s rivers and streams. The Bay Institute recently launched an updated online salmon viewing map, an interactive guidebook to the best locations to see salmon in the wild. Click here to access the map, along with links to other organizations leading salmon viewing walking tours and events.
On December 4th, Dr. Swanson will join commercial and recreational salmon fishermen, charter boat operators, fish buyers and restaurateurs at a “salmon summit” hosted by Congresswoman Jackie Speier. The event, to be held at Mavericks Lodge and Event Center in Princeton from 11AM to 2 PM, will include comments by Congresswoman Speier, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey and Congressman Mike Thompson, panel discussions on the decline of California’s salmon populations and what is needed to restore the species and preserve the fishery, and questions from the audience. Click here for more information or to RSVP for the event.
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