Sonar technology is being used to census adult fish in one of Washington State’s most pristine bodies of water—Ozette Lake. Read More . . .
Fish passage has a new meaning thanks to innovative technology and design. In Oregon & Washington, current and planned dam passage operations are working to protect the resource. Read More . . .
Last winter, an emaciated olive ridley turtle washed on Venice Beach. The turtle suffered from hypothermia, starvation, and an inability to float. Now rehabilitated, it was released this fall. Read More . . .
Once abundant, Southern California steelhead are on the brink of extinction. This documentary showcases one of California’s most magnificent, and resilient, fish. Read More . . .
Native oyster restoration efforts in the Puget Sound are moving forward, thanks to the Washington Shellfish Initiative. Read More . . .
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- NOAA Fisheries & U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announce intent to prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement for the United Water Conservation District's activities. The EIS will analyze the environmental effects of the Services’ proposed issuance of incidental take permits for the district's construction, operations, and maintenance of water management facilities within the lower Santa Clara River watershed. The agencies are accepting public comments.
- NOAA Fisheries initiates scientific review on the status of pinto abalone to determine if ESA listing is warranted
- NOAA removes the Eastern Steller Sea Lion from the Endangered Species List
- NOAA proposes to reestablish a population of spring-run Chinook in Washington's Okanogan River subbasin
- NOAA Fisheries announces new West Coast Region
- NOAA releases new report outlining results from second year of catch shares program (2012 season)
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