If We Don’t Act Now It May Be Too Late!

  • See What is Possible and Find Out About the Progress We’re Making
  • Check Out Fun Events and Meet Our Amazing Community
  • Read What YOU Can Do For Our Beautiful Salish Sea

Our Mission

Our mission at Salish Center is to educate people about the fragility of the Salish Sea. We intend through our direct strategic action, to do the work, fund the activities and create the political will to change Salish Sea fishing practices that will help restore and protect the sea creatures living here. Through our work for Salish Sea conservation, we will encourage the viability and expansion of reefnet fishing and all selective and sustainable fishing practices, resulting in strengthening our salmon runs. This in turn will allow the survival of our southern resident orcas along with all interdependent species, with the goal of making the Salish Sea the most sustainable salmon fishing region in the world.

Continue reading for more information about sustainable fishing methods.

The 8th Annual Reefnet Festival!

Saturday, August 17, 2024

At the Salish Center on Lummi Island and brought to you by Salish Center for Sustainable Fishing Methods.

Come Hear Our Success Stories!

A Salish Sea Crab Feast on the Beach—Crabbing and Dinner Event

More than a wonderful dinner—You are part of procuring and preparing!
  • Hear amazing stories
  • Get out on the water and go crabbing
  • Enjoy your meal at the beach with like-minded friends
  • Find out what’s happening behind the scenes
  • Join our Salish Sea fishing community, and have fun!

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Join as a Sustaining Member!

Become a Salish Center Partner and Join Our Community
  • Surround yourself with like-minded people that love our oceans, rivers and Northwest bounty
  • Come to the next Meet & Greet and learn more about us
  • Receive an invitation to a Member Only Dinner in the fall. We’ll celebrate our accomplishments and look to the new year
  • Get our quarterly newsletter in your inbox

Check Out Our Unique 2 Day Program — Chefs in Raingear!

  • Join up to 4 chefs from all over the world
  • Fish with us on the reefnet fishing boats
  • Stay at Nettles Farm
  • Cook the days bounty together

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Today We are Encouraging Habitat Restoration and Repopulation of our Beautiful Salish Sea!

It is no secret that the once pristine Salish Sea is struggling—industrial development, environmental pollution, and irresponsible fishing methods have led to loss of habitat for our irreplaceable sea creatures. Our southern resident orcas, the heart and soul of this region, are threatened with starvation and even extinction, and our salmon populations are in critical decline, threatening the future of our salmon fishing industry. But by working together towards the conservation of the Salish Sea through responsible fishing practices, we can change this!

Be a Part of Saving Our Salish Sea

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and all donations, including cryptocurrency, are tax deductible. You can now be an integral part of saving the art of reefnetting for future generations, and in doing so make a difference to our salmon, our orcas, and the Salish Sea itself. By donating to the Salish Center, you can help us succeed in our goals for the coming year.