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Rebuilding Salmon and Steelhead in the Columbia River Basin

September 29, 2022

Final report charts a course towards healthy and harvestable populations

Chinook salmon. Credit: NWFSC/John McMillan Chinook salmon. Credit: NWFSC/John McMillan

NOAA Fisheries, with input from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has finalized the Rebuilding Interior Columbia Basin Salmon and Steelhead report. It identifies a comprehensive suite of actions with the greatest likelihood of making progress toward rebuilding Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead to healthy and harvestable levels. The final report follows the draft, which was released in July, and incorporates feedback from state and tribal fishery co-managers.

The recommended suite of actions to rebuild Columbia Basin stocks include: increasing habitat restoration, reintroducing salmon into blocked areas, breaching dams, managing predators, reforming fish hatcheries and harvest and reconnecting floodplain habitat

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Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on October 06, 2022