Coho Salmon, Coastal SMU

Coho Salmon
Photo Credit: Bureau of Land Management


  • Species Common Name Coho Salmon
  • Species Scientific Name Oncorhynchus kisutch
  • Federal Listing Status Threatened
  • State Listing Status Sensitive
  • SMU/ESU/DPS/Subspecies Coastal SMU, Oregon Coast ESU


Special needs

Require streams with clean gravel, complex habitat, and cool temperatures for spawning and rearing. Require access for anadromous migration. Productive nearshore marine habitat that provides high-quality prey in sufficient quantity for rapid growth at time of ocean entry.

Limiting factors

Stream complexity. Water quality. Fish passage. Riparian condition. Alterations of hydrology and watershed function. Marine survival.

Conservation actions

Implement measures identified in Coastal Coho Assessment with landowners and agency partners NOAA, NMFS, State of Oregon (ODFW, OWEB, Independent Multidisciplinary Science Team), and Coastal Coho Stakeholder Team.

Key reference or plan

Oregon Coast Coho Conservation Plan Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan Final ESA Recovery Plan for Oregon Coast Coho Salmon (Oncorhychus kisutch)