For over a decade the Fishery Foundation has received Chinook smolts from state hatcheries. Juvenile salmon are transported from the hatcheries by truck and released into the San Pablo Bay near Vallejo. The FFC recieves these smolts and holds them in mobile net pens allowing them to acclimate before releasing them into the warmer, open bay water. Studies have shown this acclimation period successfully increases the smolt's survival rates by limiting their exposure to avian and aquatic predators during the acclimation period. The program is perfomed with a supporting grant from the Bay-Delta Sportfishing Enhancement Stamp.