State of the Salmon was established in 2003 by Wild Salmon Center and Ecotrust to evaluate Pacific salmon stocks across their entire range and promote best management and conservation practices among Pacific Rim nations.
In 2012 Wild Salmon Center became the sole administrator of State of the Salmon and in the years since it has evolved into new programs and organizations.
In 2014 Wild Salmon Center combined key elements of both its Sustainable Fisheries program and the State of the Salmon program to establish Ocean Outcomes (O2) as an independent, global fishery improvement organization. Wild Salmon Center's science program continues to focus on expanding understanding of individual species and critical stronghold rivers to drive successful conservation.
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