Wild Fish Conservancy’s staff of professional advocates analyze and draft reviews of policy proposals, watch-dog public agencies, participate on recovery forums and technical-review teams, work directly with resource-management officials, establish and participate in coalitions with other regional and national conservation advocates, and where necessary, litigate to implement and defend our landmark environmental laws that protect our wild fish heritage.
Wild Fish Conservancy's historic legal efforts to stop the overharvest of wild Chinook in Southeast Alaska that is pushing Southern Resident killer whales and wild Chinook closer to extinction. This effort is on track to set new precedence that will finally require resource managers to consider the needs of threatened and endangered species when managing commercial salmon fisheries throughout the Pacific coast.
Time and time again citizens have reached out to us with concern about environmental laws not being followed. In these instances, we work with legal teams to evaluate whether action needs to be taken, and if warranted, use the court system to enforce laws like the Clean Water Act,
Endangered Species Act, and other laws designed to protect wild fish.