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International Year of the Salmon

2019 is International Year of the Salmon

People and Salmon in a Changing World

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Salmon are at risk from environmental change and human development across the Northern Hemisphere. The epic migrations of salmon through rivers and oceans take them across borders, languages, cultures and economies. Saving these beautiful and influential creatures requires a uniquely large-scale solution.

The International Year of the Salmon is an initiative to inform and stimulate outreach and research that aspires to establish the conditions necessary to ensure the resilience of salmon and people throughout the Northern Hemisphere. We want to bring people together, share and develop knowledge, raise awareness and take action.

The extraordinary life histories of salmon in the Northern Hemisphere exposes them to many environmental and human-caused factors influencing their health and abundance. We want to raise awareness of what humans can do to ensure salmon and their habitats are conserved and restored.