Stop Selling Endangered Fish for Food

Target: Benjamin Friedman, NOAA Administrator and Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere

Goal: Put tougher restrictions on fish harvesting to prevent the illegal sale of endangered fish meat.

The endangered Pacific Coast salmon is being sold as food in grocery stores. The sale and consumption of this species’ meat is illegal in America. However, fisherman and harvesters have found ways around these regulations.

Because there are multiple salmon species not listed as endangered, harvesters have found ways to (either accidentally or intentionally) mislabel the fish, therefore passing endangered species off as accepted species. This allows their meat to be sold in grocery stores and harvesters are reaping incredible benefits.

These fish can and should be separated from the harvest and protected. Their extinction can change the face of the entire Pacific Northwest. Sign the petition and demand that regulations be enacted to protect this species from being harvested.


Dear Mr. Friedman,

The endangered Pacific Coast salmon is decreasing in numbers. Despite its protected status, the species is being harvested and sold as meat in grocery stores. However, your organization has the power to regulate this harvesting and bring it to an end.

Harvesters are getting rich off mislabeling these fish. Their extinction will change the face of the entire Pacific Northwest and have disastrous consequences on the environment. I ask that more regulations be enacted to better protect these salmon, keeping them from being harvested and sold.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Pacific Southwest Region USFWS

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  1. Lynn Knight says:

    I had no idea this was happening. I will definitely stop buying Pacific salmon.

  2. Anne Moeller says:

    All of us should live vegetarian or better- a vegan life styles then the demand for the salmon and all living creatures will stop!! I live a vegan lifestyle so I (practice what I preach)!


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