Thank you to everyone who came out to support our chinook salmon release on Tuesday 5/21!
We had to overcome some pretty challenging conditions, but all 120,000 of the salmon were released to Monterey Bay. While some of these fish will succumb to predators, marine habitat conditions, and release stress, the release of 120,000 will help ensure a substantial improvement to the number of fish available to local fisheries. This program is all about the fish that do make it.
MBSTP will be actively working to better develop our release method from Santa Cruz harbor. We learned a lot on Wednesday, and look forward to improving in future years to provide the greatest possible benefit to local sport and commercial salmon fisheries.
Many thanks to the Santa Cruz Harbor District, Harbor Patrol, CA Commercial Salmon Stamp Fund, and California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, as well as the active MBSTP membership and volunteers who all helped to make this release possible.