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2019 is the International Year of the Salmon

Salmon are at risk from environmental change and human development across the Northern Hemisphere.

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People and Salmon in a Changing World

Salmon are at risk from environmental change and human development across the Northern Hemisphere. The epic migrations of salmon through rivers and oceans take them across borders, languages, cultures and economies. Saving these beautiful and influential creatures requires a uniquely large-scale solution.

The International Year of the Salmon sets out to protect salmon by bringing countries together to share knowledge, raise public awareness and take action. We have a chance to save not just salmon, but also the communities and cultures that depend on them.

NOAA Fisheries is responsible for protecting, conserving and recovering Atlantic salmon in the Greater Atlantic Region and 28 listed salmon and steelhead species in the West Coast Region. NOAA Fisheries also implements policy objectives of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council and manages salmon fisheries for Chinook, Coho, Pink, Sockeye, and Chum, in the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska.

Learn more about salmon species!

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on October 18, 2019