– Commercial Fishing

Fishing has, and likely always will be, an integral part of life in Fort Bragg and Noyo Harbor is one of only four California harbors north of San Francisco. The first salmon fishery was noted in 1898 and motorized trollers led to salmon canneries opening along the Noyo River in the 1920s. Today’s current climatic conditions and river diversions have led to a near decimation of the habitat that supports salmon and other commercial and sport fishing species.