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September 10 – Delta Science Program – U.C. Davis Center for Coastal Ocean Issues (CCOI) Science Synthesis Seminar

California Salmon and Climate Variability Symposium


This one-day symposium explored recent scientific progress toward understanding how variable and changing ocean and hydrologic conditions affect Central Valley salmon and their management. Topics included the feedbacks between climate and flows on salmon populations in understanding the effects of biodiversity on population stability and how hatcheries and fisheries affect salmon.


The goal of the symposium was to contribute to the ongoing discussions between the research and stakeholder communities and policymakers on the management implications of the scientific progress through moderated panel discussions. The symposium built on the results presented at the 2010 UC Davis- Delta Science Program CABA Symposium on Factors Influencing the Salmon Decline in California and the Pacific Northwest.


Breaks and a poster session provided opportunities for networking and sharing additional scientific research results and information on management programs.


A video of the seminar can be accessed at:


The finalized symposium program can be accessed at:


The synthesis report produced from this symposium can be accessed at:


Coequal goals

The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)