New member Sarah Trent (@sftrent) writes for High Country News on the new U.N. High Seas Treaty and whether the agreement might help Pacific salmon. Some of the experts Trent spoke with doubted whether the new marine protected areas spurred by the treaty would have a direct impact on salmon. But she explored some of the possibilities for indirect benefits, explained how the draft treaty incorporates Indigenous rights and knowledge, and illustrated the potential for new research in the open sea that could benefit salmon populations. Photo by Josh Larios via Wikimedia Commons