The Meaning of Our Name and Our Organization

     Anadromous ( a nad ra mous ) Literally means ascending from the sea for breeding, referring to the life history of salmon and steelhead.

     Curry Anadromous Fishermen (CAF) is a non-profit service organization dedicated to the preservation of Fall Chinook salmon while providing future salmon for commercial and recreational fishing. We are located in Gold Beach Oregon at the mouth of the Rogue River. CAF is part of the Salmon Trout Enhancement Program (STEP), a statewide volunteer program that works with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to restore and enhance native fish runs.

Our Goals are to:

  1.   Rehabilitate and enhance the natural habitat of Fall Chinook salmon in the lower Rogue River and other south coast streams.
  2.   Increase populations of Fall Chinook salmon, by operating the Indian Creek Hatchery.
  3.   Support and promote an educational program to increase the public's understanding of Oregon's aquatic resources and the environment. We provide educational scholarships, science awards and student assistance through Gold Beach Schools
  4.   Provide the greatest possible opportunity for citizen volunteer participation.

     CAF is comprised of all volunteers. Contributions and membership dues provide us with our main sources of income.