• 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 . . .

  • 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 . . .

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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