Our Approach

Through science, education, & advocacy, WFC promotes technically and socially responsible habitat, fisheries, and hatchery management to better sustain the region’s wild fish heritage.​


At Wild Fish Conservancy, science is the compass that guides our approach to every issue facing wild fish and their ecosystems. 

We conduct research and monitoring projects in marine and freshwater habitats with the core objective of better informing public policy and developing effective, science-based solutions to wild fish recovery.

We develop and implement ecological process restoration initiatives to recover ecosystem functions, recreate habitat systems, and serve as a model for efforts throughout the region. While it is important to develop effective restoration strategies, a critical goal of our work is ecosystem protection, to prevent existing habitats from being damaged in the first place.


Wild Fish Conservancy is devoted to educating members of the community about wild fish, their habitats, and the ways that humans impact native fish stocks.  

Wild Fish Conservancy provides a variety of education resources and opportunities to increase awareness, stimulate thinking, and encourage informed decision making.


The Wild Fish Conservancy advocates for socially responsible and scientifically credible wild fish conservation. We want risks acknowledged and addressed, data responded to appropriately, laws obeyed, and conservation-responsibilities distributed objectively and equitably. Wild Fish Conservancy’s advocacy is making fisheries management more transparent, strengthening land-use and water-quality regulations, and raising the bar for acceptable hatchery and aquaculture management.