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King salmon sit before being weighed on the docks in Ft. Bragg, CA. California's biggest water users—politically connected industrial farms—howl over every drop left in the river to benefit salmon instead of their crops of almonds, hay and alfalfa, and portray the issue as a survival contest between fish and people. They conveniently omit that salmon runs support a multibillion dollar fishing industry and that there is enough water to keep salmon and the fishing industry alive without fields going fallow.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature November 5, 2020

What You Should Know About Genetically Engineered Salmon

A short guide to the first laboratory-created animal approved for human consumption.

Press Release November 5, 2007

Fishermen and Public Health Groups Act to Protect Salmon and Steelhead

Pacific salmon at risk from pesticides

feature July 31, 2020

What You Need To Know About Endangered Salmon

And the once-in-a-generation opportunity to restore the lower Snake River, one of the greatest salmon rivers in the world.

feature September 9, 2013

Running on Empty: Fate of Salmon at Stake in Western Water Fight

Entire runs of salmon are losing out to a system of dams, pumps and diversions that take the flow of life from rivers along America’s West Coast.

Press Release November 18, 2008

Federal Government Announces Plan to Protect Salmon from Pesticides

Plan promises cleaner water

Lower Granite Dam, one of the four massive dams on the Lower Snake River, that is driving wild salmon to extinction. The other three are Ice Harbor, Little Goose, and Lower Monumental.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature January 8, 2023

Why Restoration of the Lower Snake River is Necessary to Save Wild Salmon

It’s time for the four dams on the Lower Snake River to go and for our salmon to come home — to a free-flowing and healthy Snake River.

Press Release: Victory September 11, 2009

EPA Announces Alternative Plan to Protect Salmon from Pesticides

Additional limitations placed on the use of chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion

Press Release April 21, 2009

Federal Government Finds Three More Pesticides Harm Salmon

Prescribes mitigation measures

A sockeye salmon in Little Redfish Lake Creek. Oncorhynchus nerka. Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Idaho.
(Neil Ever Osborne / Save Our Wild Salmon / iLCP)
feature April 5, 2022

Removing Four Dams Could Save These Wild Salmon from Extinction

The Pacific Northwest was home to one of the greatest salmon runs in the world — until four massive dams began restricting passage from the ocean to freshwater streams. Now, it’s up to communities in the region to work together, and to local elected leaders to join them.

Press Release: Victory November 5, 2020

Federal Court Declares Genetically Engineered Salmon Unlawful

Court rules U.S. Food and Drug Administration failed to analyze the risk escaped engineered salmon pose to endangered wild salmon

Wild salmon jumping up a river during spawning season.
(Sekar B / Shutterstock)
Press Release March 31, 2016

Lawsuit Challenges FDA’s Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon

Coalition of fishing, consumer, and environmental groups say first-ever approval of laboratory-created food animal violated laws and ignored risks to wild salmon and fishing communities

A coho salmon spawns on the Salmon River in Oregon.
(U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)
Press Release January 9, 2018

Chlorpyrifos Pesticide Harms Salmon And Orcas, Government Report Says

Organophosphate pesticides jeopardize salmon survival and destroy their critical habitat

feature August 4, 2021

Organophosphate Pesticides in the United States

Find out what foods have high residues of these pesticide, where they are used, and how we are exposed.

Press Release May 7, 2001

Groups Uncover Government Documents Showing Pesticides Can Harm Salmon

Documents show the EPA has determined that pesticides harm fish but has failed to take required action.

Press Release September 9, 2004

Bush Administration Fails Northwest Salmon Again

New dam operation plan moves towards extinction of some salmon stocks

Press Release June 29, 2005

Pesticide Spraying Buffer Along Salmon Streams Upheld by Appeals Court

Requires warnings in urban stores for yard and garden pesticides in WA, OR, and CA

Sockeye salmon make their way back up a river in the Pacific Northwest to spawn.
Press Release: Victory August 13, 2014

Obama Administration Finalizes Stronger Stream Buffers to Protect Imperiled Salmon from Pesticides

The Environmental Protection Agency today finalized an agreement to restore no-spray buffer zones around waterways to protect imperiled salmon and steelhead from five toxic pesticides. A coalition of conservation organizations, advocates for alternatives to pesticides, and fishing groups cheered the victory. These groups brought a lawsuit to demand reasonable fish protections from the insecticides, some…

Press Release January 30, 2001

Groups Sue EPA to Protect Salmon in Northwest from Pesticides

Commercial fishermen joined forces with two environmental groups to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failure to protect salmon from the harmful effects of pesticides.