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Bay Area Coho Salmon

The early 1980s was the last time a coho salmon was sighted in the San Francisco Bay Area.

CEMAR has completed an analysis of the historical status of coho salmon in the streams of the San Francisco Estuary that has recently been published. The information in this paper was used by the California Department of Fish and Game in preparing the Endangered Species Act listing petition for coho salmon in California. The paper also documents likely causes of the species' extirpation from the Bay Area, serving both as a cautionary note and guidance for those interested in maintaining habitat for steelhead in the region. The paper can be downloaded in pdf format: Historical Status of Coho Salmon in Streams of the Urbanized San Francisco Estuary, California.

The paper should be cited as: Leidy, R.A., G. Becker, and B.N. Harvey. 2005. Historical Status of Coho Salmon in Streams of the Urbanized San Francisco Estuary, California. California Fish and Game 91(4): 219-254.

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