Canada Announces Big Cuts to Commercial Fishing to Protect Wild Salmon that Washington’s Orcas Eat

Canada is slashing and closing commercial coastal fishing on more than 100 salmon stocks and permanently downsizing the fleet through voluntary license buybacks in an urgent effort to protect wild salmon from extinction.

Pacific Salmon Abundance Plummeted in 2020

The global abundance of Pacific salmon in 2020 was the lowest since 1982, according to new data released by the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission.