Our Mission

Our mission is to restore California salmon for their economic, recreational, commercial, environmental, cultural and health values.

The Golden Gate Salmon Association 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. GSSA has a board comprised of representatives of this diverse community, which reaches from Oregon to the Central Coast, through the Bay-Delta and up a dozen rivers in the Central Valley.

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GSSA is grateful for a diverse membership that includes informed consumer, commercial fishermen, commercial fleet professionals, environmentalists, scientists, business owners, and chefs and restaurant owners. Your membership directly supports the critical work of GSSA and reflects your commitment to local salmon

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Some of GSSA’s accomplishments in 2018


$20 million in federal salmon restoration funds steered to better projects due to GGSA intervention


Over 2.5 million baby salmon enjoyed higher survival in 2018 due to successful GGSA efforts to move release sites


Over 1,000 acres of floodplain in process of restoration due to GGSA intervention to win permits