The State Water Contractors (SWC) recently partnered with the American Fisheries Society (AFS) to produce a video which explores the importance of the science, practices and policies strengthening America’s fisheries. The video demonstrates how science and collaboration can be used to improve policy decision-making at the state level and highlights the SWC’s work with state agencies, academic institutions and water scientists to determine the factors affecting the abundance of threatened Longfin smelt in the Sacramento Bay-Delta.