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Press Release: Victory August 15, 2007

Judge Upholds Endangered Species Protections for Wild Salmon

Developers and farm groups fail to convince judge that hatchery-bred salmon are legally identical to wild salmon

document August 14, 2007

Salmon ruling 8/14/07

Ruling that wild salmon must be counted separately from hatchery salmon when determining endangered species protections.

Press Release: Victory June 13, 2007

Judge: Counting Hatchery Salmon as Wild Violates Law

Federal court sets aside controversial Bush administration policy on endangered salmon runs

Working with fertilized eggs in a salmon hatchery.
(NOAA Photo)
case: Victory June 13, 2005

Challenging the Government’s Hatchery Listing Policy

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service adopted a policy that would require fisheries scientists to count hatchery-bred salmon along with the population of wild salmon when making endangered species assessments. Because hatchery salmon are numerous, the intent was to mask the imperiled status of wild salmon and lift the protections of the Endangered Species Act.…