Salmon, Climate Change, and the Future

15 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2022

Date Written: November 16, 2022


This article examines salmon law and policy in the context of ongoing climate change. The article examines the nature of the threats that climate change poses and will continue to pose for salmon recovery, as well as possible legal responses to combat these threats. It also considers the future prospects of Pacific salmon in a world that will include significant climate change and other threats to preserving and equitably apportioning the salmon resource, whose environmental sensitivity and expansive life cycle will continue to pose substantial challenges for the foreseeable future. The Article is excerpted from "Pacific Salmon Law and the Environment: Treaties, Endangered Species, Dam Removal, Climate Change, and Beyond" (ELI Press 2022).

Keywords: salmon law and policy, climate change, natural resources law, environmental law, water law, land use law

JEL Classification: H23, H73, H77, H82, K11, K23, Q22, Q24, Q25, Q28, Q48, O57, R52

Suggested Citation

Blumm, Michael C., Salmon, Climate Change, and the Future (November 16, 2022). Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 52, Dec., 2022, Available at SSRN:

Michael C. Blumm (Contact Author)

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