C.O.R.E. is a public/private partnership project to rear, study and release Chinook salmon at and from temporary holding facilities in locations throughout Puget Sound, with the support of the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife and Tribal Co-Managers.
C.O.R.E. utilizes its partnerships with SAMI (Science and Math Institute) Tacoma Public Schools, Chief Leschi Schools, and local tribes to conduct and share Salmon and Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW) educational programs and salmon culture and history. The partnerships will also provide information and raise public awareness about Southern Resident Orca initiatives and actions. Northwest Salmon Research is engaging the appropriate co-managers to coordinate this valuable education, research and public awareness project.