Statement by Senator Maria Cantwell on the Introduction of the Pacific Salmon Stronghold Conservation Act of 2009

“I will continue the fight to protect this salmon recovery funding. But more must be done. A key purpose of this Act is to complement existing federal, state and local salmon recovery efforts by directing new federal resources to conserve healthy salmon populations. This legislation will utilize sound science to identify and sustain core centers of salmon abundance, productivity, and diversity in the healthiest remaining salmon ecosystems throughout the Pacific states.”

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