New GGSA Press Release – April 20, 2012

Contact:   Golden Gate Salmon Association (855) 251-GGSA

Statement from Golden Gate Salmon Association President Victor Gonella on California Fish & Game Commission adoption of ocean and inland salmon seasons:

“We’re looking forward to better salmon fishing this year thanks in part to a more balanced use of Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta waters in recent years which has left enough water to grow a healthy salmon run.

Consumers can look forward to the best salmon in the world at their local markets. Both sport and commercial salmon fishermen will be out fishing and contributing to the economic vitality of the state, especially the coastal regions and the Sacramento Valley. If you want to go fishing, contact one our many fine charter boats and they’ll do their best to get you on the fish.

We expect a lot of salmon to swim into San Francisco Bay on their way to spawn in Central Valley rivers this summer and fall. Water managers will need to retain enough cold water to help this valuable fish reproduce.”

The Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA) is a coalition of salmon advocates that includes commercial and recreational salmon fishermen, businesses, restaurants, tribes, environmentalists, elected officials, families and communities that rely on salmon. GGSA has a board composed of representatives of this diverse community, which reaches from Oregon to the California Central Coast, through the Bay-Delta and up a dozen rivers in the Central Valley.

Fish & Game Commission press release at:

http://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/commission-adopts-salmon-season-regulation-packages/

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