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Recommendation: 36

Status: Needs Improvement

Monitor progress of implementation and identify needed enhancements.


Action 1

Agencies will report to the Governor and the Governor’s Southern Resident Killer Whale Task Force on progress.

Action 2

The task force will identify new ideas, changes, and other actions needed to recover Southern Residents.

Recent Progress

  • In 2021, the Legislature funded a position in the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office to monitor progress of the task force recommendations and coordinate implementation. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife also received funding for a policy position to work on reducing vessel impacts on orca.
  • A progress report was completed in 2021.
  • The Puget Sound Partnership’s Leadership Council reviewed the progress of Puget Sound-related recommendations in December 2021 and adopted a target for Southern Resident killer whales as an indicator of health of the Puget Sound.
  • Executive staff at the Puget Sound Partnership continue to actively lead and harmonize implementation of outstanding vessel recommendations and promote coordination with Canada.

More details may be found in the progress reports in the resources library.