NOAA scientists employ remote technology in their search for white abalone, believed to be near extinction. A few thousand animals are thought to remain off Southern California. Read More . . .
NOAA approved a novel approach to fund restoration and protection of prime wetland and river habitat in southwest Washington, promoting recovery of threatened salmon and steelhead. Read More . . .
NOAA Fisheries is seeking comments on a new draft recovery plan for yelloweye rockfish and bocaccio in Puget Sound, the Strait of Georgia, and the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca. Read More . . .
When habitat restoration brings back natural hydrology and tidal flows for endangered fish, the land nearby is better protected from flooding, sea level rise, and saltwater intrusion. Read More . . .
You have heard of “Farm to Table” in terms of vegetables, but there’s a similar concept in shellfish aquaculture. Oyster farms deliver fresh, healthy, protein-packed oysters to your table. Read More . . .
Puget Sound is a broad array of saltwater bays, islands, and peninsulas carved by prehistoric glaciers. It supports diverse marine life, including salmon and steelhead, Southern Resident killer whales, rockfish, marine mammals, and shellfish. NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region works to conserve and protect each of these marine resources and their habitats.
Columbia & Snake Rivers
The Columbia River Basin drains more than 258,000 square miles and together with its largest tributary, the Snake River, is home to salmon and steelhead, Pacific eulachon, and green sturgeon. NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region works to conserve and protect each of these species and their habitats throughout the basin.
Willamette River Basin
The Willamette River Basin is the largest watershed in Oregon, covering more than 11,500 square miles and 13 major tributaries that support salmon and steelhead runs. NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region works to conserve and protect each of these species and their habitats throughout the basin.
Covering a diverse geography that includes the Klamath and Trinity River Basins and the San Francisco Bay Delta, Northern California’s rivers support salmon and steelhead, Pacific eulachon, and green sturgeon. NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region works to conserve and protect each of these species and their habitats throughout this region.
California’s Central Valley covers roughly 22,500 square miles and includes two major river systems that are home to salmon, steelhead, and green sturgeon—the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers. NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region works to conserve and protect each of these species and their habitats throughout the valley.
With a dense population of more than 21 million people, Southern California includes diverse landscapes and habitats that also support marine mammals, sea turtles, steelhead, and abalone. The region also supports economically significant commercial and recreational fisheries. NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region works to conserve and protect each of these resources.
- Saltonstall-Kennedy Funding Webinar on August 17th
- NOAA announced the availability of up to $8.5 million in Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency grant funding for project awards in 2016. The Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program will fund projects that develop healthy and sustainable coastal ecosystems through habitat restoration and conservation. Applications are due by August 16, 2016.
- The Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program is accepting proposals. NOAA Fisheries announced approximately $10 million available to support fisheries projects through the 2017 grants competition. The solicitation will close on December 9, 2016.
- The nomination process for the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force is open through September 6, 2016.
- NMFS announced its intention to prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement for a Programmatic Review of Harvest Actions for Salmon and Steelhead in the Columbia River Basin Related to U.S. v. Oregon. Comments due on or before August 1, 2016.
- NOAA Fisheries Released the Response to their Petition for Rulemaking Regarding Pacific Bluefin Tuna