What we know about fish populations on the coast
Strong population numbers dominate, yet…
Washington’s coast enjoys some of the best remaining habitat and strongest salmon, steelhead, and bull trout populations in the state. Of the region’s 80 non-listed populations, abundance is mixed. While some Chinook and chum salmon populations have been increasing, other populations of Chinook in northern watersheds and steelhead in the south appear to be decreasing. Coho for the most part have remained steady.