Institutional Recommendation 6

Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU)

Reconsider the ESU interim policy on the use of propagation.

Current Status

The application of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to salmon management was a nascent issue in 1995, and many of its ramifications were in dispute or not fully developed. The recommendation to “reconsider the ESU interim policy on the use of propagation” in the original Spirit of the Salmon Plan does not address the multifaceted issue of ESA implementation that has materialized since then. See a discussion of ESA issues in the technical recommendation ESA Delisting.

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