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Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project Chinook Salmon Release

  • Santa Cruz Harbor 373 Lake Avenue Santa Cruz, CA, 95062 United States (map)

 Release Time TBD

On the afternoon of May 21, 2019, MBSTP will operate a chinook salmon release from Santa Cruz Harbor. Chinook salmon smolts are obtained from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)-operated Mokelumne Hatchery and will be transported to the Santa Cruz Harbor for immediate release into the ocean environment. This is done as part of a CDFW effort to mitigate losses of chinook salmon sustained during outmigration from river systems throughout central California. This program directly and measurably supports commercial and sport fisheries of the Monterey Bay area.


To learn more about the MBSTP chinook salmon release program, click here.