Steelhead and Salmon Issues
The cumulative impacts from habitat loss, restricted access to traditional spawning sites, water diversion for competing uses (i.e. municipal, agricultural, hydro-electric, etc.), genetic degradation related to stocking or aquaculture, mining, overharvest, climate change, decreased water quality, poor regulation enforcement and lacking or insufficient recovery and management plans have greatly reduced populations of wild salmon and wild steelhead in their native ranges.
The FFI advocates for conservation of existing wild steelhead and wild salmon stocks and recovery of depressed, threatened and endangered populations. We are hopeful that through dedicated research, education and advocacy on their behalf, wild salmon and wild steelhead will recover and thrive in perpetuity.