A Blinding Glimpse Of The Obvious

A coho salmon spawning on the salmon river.
Photo: Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington (CC 2.0)

A new Washington state report says that despite two decades of recovery efforts, some salmon runs still declining.

The report, released Wednesday by Gov. Jay Inslee’s Salmon Recovery Office, found that in most of the state, salmon populations are below recovery goals. Fifteen of Washington’s 33 genetically distinct salmon and steelhead populations are listed as threatened or endangered, and eight of those 15 are declining or not making progress. Five others are making some progress but are still below goals.

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