Golden Gate Salmon Association Fights for Reliable Salmon Water Flows
On May 14, Captain Mike McHenry loaded approximately 100,000 juvenile Chinook salmon (called smolts) onto his steel seiner, the Merva W, for a ride down the Sacramento River to San Francisco Bay. The next day they were released near the Golden Gate Bridge. Read More…
Captain Mike McHenry oversees loading of salmon.
Juvenile salmon were pumped from tanker truck into tanked down hold of Merva W full of Sacramento River water.
Fishing boat Merva W unloads her precious cargo of juvenile salmon after careful transport down the Sacramento River, through San Francisco Bay to just inside the Golden Gate Bridge.
CDF&W’s Colin Purdy looks on as juvenile salmon were loaded on the Merva W in Sacramento.