Celebrating over 20 years of healthy wild salmon rivers
The mission of Wild Salmon Center is to promote the conservation and sustainable use of wild salmon ecosystems across the Pacific Rim. We identify science-based solutions to sustain wild salmonids and the human communities and livelihoods that depend on them.
The Wild Salmon Center has formed a new partnership with SkeenaWild Conservation Trust to safeguard BC's Skeena River -- a stronghold for salmon and steelhead. SkeenaWild is dedicated to bringing together governments, First Nations and members of the public in the Skeena Watershed to sustain the long-term health and resilience of wild salmon, while also optimizing economic returns to First Nations and local communities. Read More.
The Salmon Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) Partnership launches the first-ever FIP tracker to allow buyers and conservation advocates to verify fisheries’ improvement claims and track the progress of individual fisheries. Launch FIP tracker
Wild Salmon Center is approved to receive grants through the 1% for the Planet program.
Ocean Outcomes (O2), a global fisheries improvement organization that targets high risk fisheries, announced its official launch this week at the Seafood Summit in New Orleans. O2 grew out of a decade of work started at WSC -- partnering with commercial fisheries to increase the supply of sustainable seafood. Read More.
In a precedent-setting decision, the Russian Supreme Court sided with local NGO and WSC partner Sakhalin Environment Watch, finding commercial fishing on protected salmon spawning rivers illegal. Read More.
With use of new technology and a coordinated international effort, the first population estimate of a rare, giant salmon in Asia is accomplished and indicates habitat protection is working. Read More.
Two new Fishery Improvement Projects (FIP) for Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, a global center for salmon abundance and diversity. As a result, half of Kamchatka’s wild salmon fisheries are now in a FIP, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified, or in a MSC certification assessment. Read More.
The Wild Salmon Center, Khabarovsk Wildlife Foundation and partners have succeeded in winning the approval of the Tugursky Nature Reserve, which will protect nearly 80,000 acres of critical habitat within the Tugur Watershed—home to over 20 species of fish, including the threatened Siberian taimen. Read More.