NOAA scientists follow Southern Resident killer whales, collecting remains of their prey, fecal samples, acoustic recordings and other data to better understand their winter range and food sources. Read More . . .
Starving sea lion pups wash up on the beaches of Southern California while adult male sea lions crowd into the coastal communities of the North. How does this happen in the same population? Read More . . .
Conservationist Ken Nielson remembers when abalone numbers were so large he could catch his limit with one breath. Ken hopes his great grandchildren will be able to dive for abalone someday. Read More . . .
A collaborative research study incorporates the knowledge of recreational anglers into recovery planning for three rockfish species in Puget Sound. Read More . . .
Scientists who have spent much of their careers in deep-sea submersibles observing coral and sponges are sharing their experiences and expertise through innovative online seminars. Read More . . .
- Puget Sound
- Columbia & Snake
Columbia & Snake Basins
Willamette River Basin
Klamath River Basin
- Central Valley
Central Valley Projects
- Updated California Sea Lion stranding FAQs
- Updated sea lion stranding information; Unusual Mortality Event
- Proposed Rule Regarding Implementation of 2015-2016 Catch Limits for Pacific Bluefin Tuna. Comments close April 8th
- Final Recommendations by Presidential Task Force on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing & Seafood Fraud
- Final Rule to Implement Vessel Monitoring System and Pre-trip Notification Requirements in the West Coast Drift Gillnet Fishery
- NOAA Fisheries releases 12-month finding on petition to revise critical habitat designation for Southern Resident killer whales.
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