Data Focus: You can put more fish in the river, but if the habitat isn’t there, it doesn’t matter

One of the most common myths in the salmon recovery debate is that “if we just stop fishing, salmon will come back.” That assumption ignores what is really driving the decline of salmon and the reason we’ve failed so far at recovering them. What the graphs below show is a historic trend of decreased impact on one […]

The Basics

Damage to habitat quality and quantity: Has led to low catches not seen since the tribal treaty right to harvest salmon was reaffirmed in the Boldt Decision: Additional Resources A Qualitative Assessment of Implementation of the Puget Sound Chinook Salmon Recovery Plan, (Judge Report), NMFS, 2011 Regulating Shoreline Armoring in Puget Sound from Puget Sound […]