Upcoming Events

Support local salmon!

Come join MBSTP for our chinook salmon release at Santa Cruz Harbor on May 21st. You can see us release 120,000 salmon to Monterey Bay in support of local sport and commercial fisheries! 
MBSTP will have an information table set up at the Harbor boat launch ramp from 12-4PM on May 21st. This will be a great chance to learn more about the chinook release program and all of the other great work we are doing locally for salmon and steelhead. You can also show your support by signing up and becoming an MBSTP member on the spot! We hope to see you there!
Salmon fishing is a way of life on our part of the coast, and MBSTP is working to make sure it stays that way. 
What: Chinook salmon release
Where: Santa Cruz Harbor
When: May 21st, 2019 12PM-4PM
Not your average net pen– these releases are not like the net pens you may have heard about! Commercial aquaculture net pens are fundamentally different from our release method. Since our fish are held for only a very short (<24 hour) period before being released, they do not have the same negative impact on the environment as for-profit commercial aquaculture. Coastal salmon releases help increase the survival of these fish, and meaningfully contribute to harvest in local sport and commercial fisheries.