Salmon expert resource guide website

June 19, 2000

What: Salmon Expert Resource Guide Website


Why: Aid news media in coverage of complex issues behind the "Salmon Crisis" in the Pacific Northwest

Details: The National Sea Grant College Program Media Relations Office has made available on-line, in a print downloadable format (PDF), its 70-page "Sea Grant's Guide to Salmon Issues in the Pacific Northwest."

The publication provides basic resources for news media who are covering the salmon management debate concerning the Endangered Species Listings of 18 populations of salmon in the Pacific Northwest as endangered or threatened, and the debate about removal of Snake River dams. The media guide contains a list of Sea Grant-funded scientific researchers who have studied salmon-related issues in 15 different topical areas; contact listings for Federal, state, multi-state, and international agencies with salmon-related responsibilities; a selection of the many non-governmental organizations interested in various aspects of the salmon issues; a listing of salmon web-based resources for information; and reprints of selected facts sheets and news releases from NOAA Fisheries National Marine Fisheries Service.

National Sea Grant College Program

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