Floodplains play a quiet but vital role in the health of West Coast salmon. They provide refuge for young salmon to forage and rear and they support adult salmon returning to spawn. Read More . . .
Stearns Dam is the latest structure to be removed from the Pacific Northwest's landscape. The removal supports the reintroduction of steelhead into Oregon's Deschutes River Basin. Read More . . .
It seems intuitive that fish need water, but water is getting harder to come by. NOAA is working with partners to ensure vulnerable fish populations survive the dangerously dry conditions. Read More . . .
Melanie Harrison's great grandmother influenced her decision to become a NOAA scientist. She puts her Alabama roots to work managing water resources and protecting fish species. Read More . . .
A concrete wall once kept steelhead from reaching prime habitat in a tributary of San Francisco Bay. NOAA & partners came together to remove the barrier, opening 40 stream miles to fish. Read More . . .
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- NOAA releases the West Coast Saltwater Recreational Fishing Action Agenda for 2014-2015.
- Washington Sea Grant and Oregon State University are launching a website to provide resources to prevent seabird bycatch in West Coast longline fisheries.
- 02/24/2014 Federal Register Notice; request for comments. Criteria to Assist the Assistant Administrator in Determining if an Observer Program is Qualified and Authorized.
- California drought outlook: update on conditions, precipitation & more.
- NOAA releases proposed 2014 harvest specifications for Pacific sardine. We will accept comments through March 6, 2014.
- NOAA proposes to establish Vessel Monitoring System requirements for vessels 24 meters in length or greater that fish for highly migratory species of tuna. We will accept comments through March 10, 2014.
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