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$393 Million Spent to Save Pacific Salmon
Northwest populations of Pacific salmon accounted for one of every four state and federal dollars spent on saving endangered or threatened species during 2004, according to a new report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Government agencies spent $393 million on helping the five Pacific salmon species protected by the Endangered Species Act — chinook, steelhead, coho, sockeye and chum. Total government spending for 1,838 listed species was $1.4 billion, the report said.
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