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Salmon Recovery in Puget Sound
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New: Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan

Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan: Executive Summary, Detailed Plan, Federal Register Notice, NOAA Supplement, and other supporting materials. The plan responds to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and federal agency requirements, describes regional, cross-watershed strategies and actions, and summarizes the local watershed chapters. Continue »

Draft Recovery Plan Outline (December 2003)

Washing Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) developed this Outline for Salmon Recovery Plans in collaboration with tribes, state agencies, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries; also known as National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Continue »

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Watershed Work Plans for the Implementation of the First Three Years of the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan (submitted April 2006)

Watershed Work Plans Related to Key Puget Sound Recovery Objectives. June 28, 2006 — This document provides a summary of the content of the April 2006 Watershed Work Plans and Shared Strategy staff recommendations.


Harvest Management

The Chinook Harvest Plan is intended to ensure that fishery-related mortality will not impede rebuilding of natural Puget Sound Chinook salmon populations, to levels that will sustain fisheries, enable ecological functions, and are consitent with treaty-reserved fishing rights.

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Hatchery Management

The Hatchery Management Plans are designed to limit adverse impacts to threatened populations of salmon from hatchery programs and operations. State and tribal co-managers have indicated their commitment to implement hatchery management strategies that will assist in the recovery of Puget Sound Chinook, minimizing the risks to natural populations while rebuilding weak and threatened populations, and providing opportunities for harvest.

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The zone of interface among the open waters of Puget Sound, the freshwaters of rivers and streams and the land is vital to supporting healthy salmon populations. This zone, called the nearshore, has been greatly altered in Puget Sound. The loss of habitat functions resulting from these alterations is thought to be one factor in the decline of the region’s salmon populations. Regional nearshore and marine strategies intend to protect key nearshore and marine ecosystem features and processes to maintain the viability of salmon populations while also supporting other interests that depend on the marine shorelines and waters of Puget Sound.

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