Steelhead Season Opener – Dec 1st

Recreational steelhead season begins December 1st (this Friday)! We are looking forward to another year of steelhead fishing on the central coast. MBSTP would like to encourage those of you fishing this season to participate in the CDFW Angler Survey program.  Angler...

Successful Chinook Salmon Enhancement Release

The May 11th MBSTP Chinook Salmon Enhancement release from the Santa Cruz Harbor was a complete success. The NEW protocol released 120,000 Salmon smolts into the Monterey Bay outside the mouth of Santa Cruz Harbor. These fish will grow to consumable harvest size in...

Santa Cruz Harbor Meeting with Stakeholders

The Santa Cruz Harbor has entered discussions with a “stakeholder group” in a series of meetings to seek solutions to the impacts caused by the Chinook run that can occur in the Harbor as a result of the MBSTP Salmon Enhancement Program. MBSTP is seeking to work with...

Your Action Needed to Protect Salmon Fishing

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...
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