Oct 14th

You may be aware that the Santa Cruz Harbor plans to severely curtail or close salmon fishing within the harbor. Their current proposal would allow fishing from the Harbor entrance jetties only, with “in-harbor” fishing constrained to specific “approved events” only. Only an incoming tide of public opinion can sway the Port Commission before their decision meeting on July 21.

That’s why we are asking you to email the Port Commission Public Comment and register your support for continued fishing within the harbor, for those several weeks that the king salmon may be congregating there. It provides a rare opportunity for many youth and anglers without a way to get out on the Bay to experience fishing for king salmon and to bring something nice to the family table.

Please email your comment supporting this awesome resource- King Salmon fishing in the Santa Cruz Harbor to:

scpd@santacruzharbor.org

and CC: MBSTP Director (mbstp.org@gmail.com)

Feel free to use any or all of the following message in your comment:

We urge the Santa Cruz Port Commission to adopt regulations that will allow continued fishing for King Salmon within the Santa Cruz Harbor, particularly the North Harbor area. We feel the fishing can be managed and regulated to minimize impact on the Harbor resident population and infrastructure, and remind the Commission that funding sources are available to support this effort. Fishing for salmon is a part of our culture and a reason early settlers came to the Monterey Bay. These fish play a large role for the Harbor also. And, no one can put a price on denying a shore angler, especially the kids, the magical and momentous experience of catching a big King Salmon. Please take the offer from members of your community to formulate a collaborative plan that can help minimize the problems for the Harbor, while maximizing our salmon fishing opportunities. Sincerely,

 

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3 Comments to "Your Action Needed to Protect Salmon Fishing"

  • Joel Isaacson
    July 11, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Please give folks without a boat a chance to catch salmon. We urge the Santa Cruz Port Commission to adopt regulations that will allow continued fishing for King Salmon within the Santa Cruz Harbor, particularly the North Harbor area.

    We feel the fishing can be managed and regulated to minimize impact on the Harbor resident population and infrastructure, and remind the Commission that funding sources are available to support this effort.

    Fishing for salmon is a part of our culture and a reason early settlers came to the Monterey Bay. These fish play a large role for the Harbor also.

    And, no one can put a price on denying a shore angler, especially the kids, the magical and momentous experience of catching a big King Salmon. Please take the offer from members of your community to formulate a collaborative plan that can help minimize the problems for the Harbor, while maximizing our salmon fishing opportunities.

    Sincerely,
    Joel Isaacson
    West Side, Santa Cruz

  • frank
    July 15, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Please retain this resource for the fishermen who enjoy this awesome event! No where else can You find 9 year olds alongside 90 year olds participating together. I think the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages, and remember the harbor was built and dedicated to all the citizens to enjoy regardless of economic stature.

  • john cotter
    August 5, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    being a santa cruz native ,I cant see the wasted salmon by seals
    &spawn die off! I haved lived here 65 yrs.as a child I use to fish in aranas creek &caught some nice salmon,steelhead.what a thrill that was,even after the harbor was being built the native salmon and steelhead continued to migrate to the creek.its really sad the port district ruined the poor salmon&steelhead watershead and extinction,hey port district in all fairness why cant we fisherman continue to fish upper harbor for the thrill of catching one of these beautifull fish,us poor people will never have the chance to be filled with the feeling of hooking these huge fish especially our kids!as a child my uncle carried me on his shoulders trout fishing in sanviencity sp? creek,iam eternally gratefull to uncle George teaching me such a wonderfull sport. I feel we should be given back a part of our town by letting us enjoy this thrill of letting us fish our harbor.Concerning the riff raft that has caused this closer,I and many others will help in enforcing ,by reporting any law breakers.they are ones who has caused this mess.US lawabiding fisherman must stay united if we want our fishing back&let this riff raft know by signs and our actions to let these riff raft we mean business.Many anglers stand by my effort.thank you.

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