Our impacts on salmon have reached a critical point – it’s time to build resilience for salmon and people.

Environmental change and human impacts across the Northern Hemisphere are placing salmon at risk. The International Year of the Salmon aims to bring people together to share and develop knowledge more effectively, raise awareness and take action.

Our World Includes Salmon

Since the time of hunter-gatherers, salmon have been a vital resource to humans for food, economy and culture. Salmon also play a key role in aquatic ecosystems and act as indicators of the overall health of land, air, rivers and oceans on which we, and other fish and wildlife, depend.

Photo: Lisa Hupp/Alaska US Fish and Wildlife Service

Sharing our Knowledge and Experience

Many threats to salmon are shared across the Northern Hemisphere. To establish the conditions for the resilience of salmon and people, we want to collaborate at local to hemispheric scales. Through partnerships, the International Year of the Salmon will connect scientists, Indigenous Peoples, fishers, policy makers and resource managers to create an intense burst of outreach and research that will enhance the effectiveness of their efforts to conserve and protect salmon.

Photo: Steve Martarano | Pacific Southwest Region US Fish and Wildlife Service

Our Partners

Let’s Save Salmon Together

Human activities continue to impact salmon, with many stocks now at critical levels – but it’s not too late. It will take all of us – fishers, scientists, Indigenous Peoples, governments, concerned citizens – working together to create real awareness, understanding and conservation action.

Find Salmon Organizations in Your Country

To learn what’s happening in your country please click on a flag below or continue to browse through this website to learn about IYS events and projects happening throughout the Northern Hemisphere.

Denmark

Faroe Islands

Finland

France

Germany

Greenland

Ireland

Japan

Republic of
Korea

Norway

Portugal

Russian
Federation

Spain

Sweden

UK

United States

International Events to Save Our Salmon

Atlantic Salmon Ecosystems Forum

The Atlantic Salmon Ecosystems Forum (ASEF) began in 2002 and has been hosted by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Project SHARE and other

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Featured Projects

Salmon Comeback

The goal of the “Salmon Comeback!” campaign is the return of the Atlantic salmon to the whole of the upper Rhine river basin. Originally the

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Your Events & Projects

This is your chance to join like-minded people across the Northern Hemisphere to make a difference.
Register your salmon events or projects with us.

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