• Northwest scientists go out into the Puget Sound with local fishermen to learn more about Rockfish, and plan for their recovery. Read More . . .

  • NOAA Fisheries is watching a persistent expanse of exceptionally warm water spanning the Gulf of Alaska that could send reverberations through the marine food web. Read More . . .

  • New rule proposes use of streamer lines to keep endangered short-tailed albatross from getting caught in fishing gear. Read More . . .

  • An Oregon charter boat captain pleaded guilty and was sentenced for harvesting protected wild coho salmon with sport fishing clients. Read More . . .

  • Newly adopted plan provides framework for recovering coho salmon across 13 million acres of land in southern Oregon and northern California. Read More . . .

Basin Highlights

Puget Sound

Puget Sound

Salmon Recovery   ::   Habitat Conservation   ::   Killer Whales

Columbia & Snake

Columbia & Snake Basins

Salmon Recovery   ::   Habitat Conservation   ::   Federal Columbia River Power System


Willamette River Basin

Salmon Recovery   ::   Habitat Conservation   ::   Biological Opinion


Klamath River Basin

Conservation, Restoration & Management

Central Valley

Central Valley Projects

Activities in the Central Valley


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