The Fishery Foundation of California (FFC) is a full service biological monitoring and habitat assessment organization. Our hands-on philosophy allows us to engage in a variety of projects, working both independently and as a partner with various organizations and agencies.
The FFC emerged from the United Anglers of California in 1986. Over the past two decades, it has been our goal to improve fisheries resources. This includes salmon, steelhead and other fisheries of California including those of coastal waters, the San Francisco Bay Estuary, and the rivers of the Central Valley and Sierra-Nevada drainage systems. Our efforts have improved fish populations through building fish passages at barriers to migration, improving spawning habitat, and increasing the survival of hatchery raised fish.
We are dedicated to providing outstanding professional expertise to manage fishery projects, fostering innovative fishery research, communicating this information to project and resources managers, and providing fishery conservation leadership. The FFC’s guiding principles are to increase fish populations and to change the way our fisheries are managed. Our goal is to provide services that benefit fish communities, fish populations and their habitats such that commercial and sport fisherman will have improved opportunities to catch fish in California.