• Under the ESA, NOAA Fisheries designated an “experimental population” to reintroduce spring-run Chinook salmon to the Okanogan River. Read More . . .

  • Three species of salmon and steelhead in California's Central Valley currently face extinction. A new NOAA Fisheries' Recovery Plan is guiding restoration efforts. Read More . . .

  • Sockeye salmon are breaking records, passing Bonneville in numbers not seen since the dam was completed in 1938. The return to Lower Granite Dam is the third strongest since 1975. Read More . . .

  • NOAA Fisheries' West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Network mobilized rescue teams to free a juvenile and adult humpback whale that, in separate events, became entangled in fishing gear. Read More . . .

  • An Oregon deck boss has been charged with assaulting a federal fishery observer while at sea. 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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