The Humboldt Fish Action was originally formed in April of 1969, as a salmon and steelhead advisory group by representatives of local civic organizations, sport and commercial fishermen and members of the business community. Since the beginning, the Council has been dedicated to restoring and enhancing the salmon populations existing in the tributaries of Humboldt Bay. In addition, the Council acts as a salmon and steelhead restoration information clearinghouse and as a focal point for cooperative projects with other non-profits, private businesses and public agencies. The council's salmon restoration efforts have been primarily focused on Freshwater Creek, tributary to Humboldt Bay. Initial efforts of the Council, concentrated on artificial propagation of coho and chinook salmon, and was complimented with habitat improvement projects beginning in the mid 1980's. As of October of 1994, restoration efforts have opened all historic areas of Freshwater Creek to anadromous fishes. The council has since voluntarily ceased propagating coho due to successful returns to the Freshwater watershed. Currently they are in the third year, of a five year program, of propagating chinook salmon. The Council with help from community volunteers operate a fish trap on the lower mainstem of Freshwater Creek which captures chinook adults for propagation and also monitors other salmon species migrating through the system. The Council provides ample opportunity for community involvement with fish trapping, monitoring, marking of chinook fry and other restoration efforts.