Conservation-minded approach to fisheries management supports sustainable salmon for Southern Resident orcas — and people

Setting sustainable and supportive fishing seasons

Hear from commercial fishers about their commitment to preserving salmon for the future. As anglers and commercial fishermen (regardless of gear type) work within that year’s fishery limitations, they can be sure that their catch is protective of SRKWs and the needs of wild Chinook salmon.

Raising hatchery Chinook

Hear from WDFW staff about the state’s work to produce Chinook salmon for Southern Resident killer whales.

Restoring habitat

Salmon: A healthy, sustainable choice

Salmon Sliders with Garlic Lemon Aioli

Get the full recipe from the Seafood Nutrition Partnership.

Salmon Chowder

Get the full recipe from the Seafood Nutrition Partnership.

Blood Orange Baked Salmon

Get the full recipe from the Seafood Nutrition Partnership.

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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating the state’s fish and wildlife resources.