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Inslee announces salmon recovery proposals for 2022

December 14, 2021

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Gov. Jay Inslee today announced his salmon recovery proposals for the 2022 legislative session, which will bolster Washington’s leadership in protecting and restoring salmon across the state. 

The governor put forward a $187 million investment in a salmon strategy that will:

  • Protect and restore vital salmon habitat.
  • Invest in clean water infrastructure for salmon and people.
  • Correct fish passage barriers and restore salmon access to historical habitat.
  • Build climate resiliency.
  • Align harvest, hatcheries and hydropower with salmon recovery.
  • Address predation and food web issues for salmon.
  • Enhance commitments and coordination across agencies and programs.
  • Strengthen science, monitoring and accountability.

“There is no time to waste. We have a choice between a future with salmon or a future without them. Salmon need immediate and urgent action to ensure their survival. That’s why, for the 2022 legislative session, salmon recovery is a top priority and have both policy and funding to help protect them,” Inslee said.

Read the rest of the story on the governor's Medium page.

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