Project Description

Pinniped Predation on Salmonids

Timeline: July 2021 – December 2022

Sponsoring Agency: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)

WSAS is conducting a scientific and technical review of the science of pinniped predation on salmonids, with an emphasis on Washington’s portion of the Salish Sea and Washington’s outer coast. This project will involve review of the existing science and data around pinniped predation, engagement with salmon co-managers, stakeholders, and scientists beyond the committee, and a report describing the science of pinniped predation. The report will include assessment of scientific and technical aspects of potential management actions.

Committee Members

Daniel Schindler, Chair (UW)

Bold names indicate WSAS members.