Recovery Plan Progress in the Washington Coast Region

The Region Focuses on Habitat Restoration

While salmon numbers in the region are strong, regional partners recognize that to maintain that strength requires more restoration. Accordingly, implementation of habitat actions has been increasing. The region also has been participating in efforts to improve hatchery programs and decrease negative impacts of hatchery fish on wild fish by advocating for additional Wild Steelhead Gene Bank designations. The region has been embarking on harvest actions by participating with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and anglers to limit the negative impacts of recreational fishing on spawning steelhead in the Hoh River, and experimenting with alternative commercial fishing gear that targets hatchery fish.