Regional Administrator Barry Thom

West Coast Region - NOAA Fisheries

The Southern Resident killer whales are struggling for survival due to insufficient wild Chinook salmon throughout their range from Washington to California. NOAA Fisheries has the authority to manage salmon fisheries to help recover this endangered population, and so I respectfully request that you urgently allocate them a share of the West Coast Chinook salmon fishery to prevent their extinction. Thank you.