On November 15-16, 2007, the Stanford Woods Institute hosted a two day workshop to explore opportunities to improve the Pacific Salmon Treaty (PST) and examine sustainable business practices for Pacific salmon stock. The workshop brought together key members of the Canadian and United States governments, as well as leaders in the conservation, corporate, indigenous, and academic communities.         

The group discussed key topics, such as managing for diversity, scientific uncertainty and the precautionary principle, governance and avenues to sustainability. Our intent is that these discussions will result in innovative and valuable ideas that can be infused into the 2008 renegotiation process and ultimately improve the long-term sustainability of Pacific salmon.