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Institute for Fisheries Resources

The Institute for Fisheries Resources (IFR) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with headquarters in San Francisco, California. Established in 1993 by the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations (PCFFA), IFR is responsible for carrying out the fishery research and conservation needs of working fishing men and women. Initially, IFR helped fishermen in California and the Pacific Northwest address salmon protection and restoration issues, with particular focus on dam, water diversion, and forestry concerns. Since 1998, IFR's range of programs has greatly expanded to encompass conservation projects and policy debates at the regional, national, and international levels. Thanks in part to funding provided by private foundation grants, government contracts, and individual donations, IFR continues to work towards its vision of global sustainable fisheries.