Conserving Salmon and Steelhead on the West Coast

Pacific salmon and steelhead fisheries provide for commercial, recreational, and tribal harvest in ocean and inland waters. The broad geographic range and migration route of salmon and steelhead requires comprehensive management.

Steelhead in Elwha River. Credit: John McMillan/NOAA Fisheries.

Pacific salmon and steelhead fisheries provide for commercial, recreational, and tribal harvest in ocean and inland waters. The broad geographic range and migration route of salmon and steelhead, from the inland tributaries of Idaho to offshore areas of Alaska and Canada, requires comprehensive management by several entities. NOAA Fisheries works in cooperation with federal, state, tribal, and Canadian officials to manage these fisheries through several forums.

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on January 15, 2020