Conservation is the Goal of Co-management

The State of Washington and 20 treaty Indian tribes in western Washington co-manage salmon and steelhead. Co-management was established by a 1974 federal court ruling that upheld tribal treaty-reserved harvest rights. The co-managers work to protect weak stocks of salmon and allow fishing of healthier stocks without jeopardizing recovery efforts.

Visit the Salmon Data Hub for more of the data behind the indicator charts and graphs used throughout this site.