The science of ProjectCROOS begins with the expertise of our fishermen partners: the Oregon salmon fishermen who support the project as a way to recover salmon stocks. The salmon trollers who have joined the project are given equipment for gathering data, which they use as they fish for a living.

The salmon fishermen partners in Project CROOS depend on healthy salmon stocks for their individual livelihood. Their communities, and the state, depend on a thriving fishing industry for overall economic well-being. If ProjectCROOS is successful, the benefits will range from coastal rivers to fishing communities and far beyond.