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Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission convenes for a virtual Special Hatchery Workshop regarding Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) Management and Population Dynamics.


  • Southern Resident killer whale natural history and context, including threats to recovery
  • Best available science regarding SRKW and interactions between threats, including science that informed work addressing prey availability
  • Governor Inslee’s executive orders, Southern Resident Orca Task Force, and the subsequent Task Force process and recommendations
  • Implementation of Task Force recommendations and progress across all threats
  • SRKW hatchery production initiatives, directives, and decisions aimed at increasing prey for SRKW
  • The Commission’s 2018 Southern Resident Orca Prey Enhancement Initiative