Fishing is America’s oldest industry, but today our industry faces many global environmental threats. For almost a quarter of a century, the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA) has consistently been at the forefront of efforts to conserve and recover fish populations, to protect and restore fish habitats and ecosystems, to foster individual and family-owned fishing businesses, to preserve fishing communities, and to assure consumers access to healthy, locally-harvested seafood.
We are strong supporters of PCFFA; we think you will agree to support their work.
- If you’re a fishing man or woman — It’s about your livelihood, your life’s investment and your future.
- If you’re a recreational angler — It’s about having an important ally working with you and your organization for abundant fish stocks.
- If you’re a fish-related or fish-dependent business — It’s about having product for your customers.
- If you enjoy seafood — It’s about fresh, locally-caught fish and shellfish that is abundant, healthful, natural, and delicious.
- If you care about the coast — It’s about saving working coastal communities and their character.
- If you care about the environment — It’s about preserving fishing as an important symbol of environmental health, and about the social and economic reasons environmental protection makes sense.
- If you care about the American character — It’s about preserving an independent and self-reliant lifestyle of individual responsibility, hard work, and risk-taking. In an increasingly urban and regimented society, commercial fishing reminds us of what the American character is all about.
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. GGSA 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. Their mission is to protect and restore California’s largest salmon producing habitat comprised of the Central Valley rivers that feed both the Bay-Delta ecosystem and the communities that rely on salmon as a long-term, sustainable commercial, recreational and cultural resource.