Is Recovery Working?
Washington State is beginning to see the effects of a decade of salmon recovery funding. Generally, salmon populations are better than a decade ago. In most areas of the state, fish are increasing or staying the same while in a few areas, fish are slightly decreasing. This chart illustrates some indications of increases and decreases during the past decade in the abundance of fish listed under the Endangered Species Act.
For detailed information about salmon population numbers, visit the State of Salmon in Watersheds Report Web site