Conserving Salmon on the High Seas

A Chinook salmon jumps Dagger Falls, Idaho, April 2012. [AP File Photo]












About the Author: Robert C. Jones serves as a Sea Grant Fellow with the Office of Marine Conservation in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.

The conservation and management of wild salmon in the North Pacific Ocean is a priority for the Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. Many American families rely on fish and other marine resources for their livelihoods; annually, the U.S. commercial fishing industry catches $370 millionworth of salmon and more than 3 million U.S. saltwater recreational anglers fish for salmon in the Pacific northwest region of the United States.


International law generally prohibits fishing for salmon on the high seas (that is, ocean areas beyond the fisheries jurisdiction… more »

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