• Sardines are known for wide population swings. Scientists are working to understand the variability and a decline which led to the recent West Coast suspension of commercial sardine fishing. Read More . . .

  • Spring-run Chinook salmon may once again return to their historical habitat high in the Sierra Nevadas. Read More . . .

  • Dedicated scientists and volunteers are on a mission to better understand the now rare abalone species. They're diving deeper to recover the listed populations. Read More . . .

  • NOAA Fisheries identifies opah, or moonfish, as the first fully warm-blooded fish that circulates heated blood throughout its body, giving it a competitive advantage in the cold ocean depths. Read More . . .

  • The 2015 Presidential Migratory Bird Stewardship Award goes to NOAA and partners for developing a device to prevent migratory seabird mortality in the West Coast Groundfish longline fishery. 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

Willamette River Basin

Salmon Recovery   ::   Habitat Conservation   ::   Biological Opinion

Klamath

Klamath River Basin

Conservation, Restoration & Management

Central Valley

Central Valley Projects

Activities in the Central Valley

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