NOAA-Fisheries lists Puget Sound Steelhead as threatened. Highly dependent on the quality of their habitat, this is just another indication that actions are needed to improve the freshwater and estuarine habitat in the Sound.

Governor Gregoire signs into law a measure she requested that will protect and restore Puget Sound. The bill creates the Puget Sound Partnership to oversee clean up and restoration by 2020.

NOAA-Fisheries adopts the final Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Plan for Chinook and steelhead.