A discarded satellite tag on the beach leads to a reward and a visit from NOAA Scientists investigating the impact of commercial fishing on ESA listed green sturgeon. Read More . . .
This fourth and final video on our series highlights how partnerships forged with landowners and water agencies are essential to achieving long-term recovery of salmon in California. Read More . . .
NOAA Fisheries today released a proposed recovery plan for Snake River fall Chinook salmon, outlining a blueprint for rebuilding the threatened fish. Read More . . .
NOAA recently helped Olympic National Park demolish several large boulders that blocked migrating salmon, steelhead and bulltrout even after the landmark removal of dams on the Elwah River. Read More . . .
A creek on the north Olympic Peninsula of Washington known for its unique name, Jimmycomelately, now also boasts a successful story of salmon recovery. 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.
- Catch Shares benefit fish as well as fishermen. See the latest update on the West Coast Catch Shares Program as well as the results of the Economic Data Collection program.
- Draft EIS for 5 Early Winter Steelhead Hatchery programs in Puget Sound – comment period ends December 28, 2015
- The proposed Snake River Fall Chinook Recovery Plan has been released. Deadline for comments is January 4, 2016.
- The Coastal Multispecies Public Draft Recovery Plan supporting salmon and steelhead populations in North-Central California has been released. Public comments are due by December 4, 2015. Learn more about the plan, get your questions answered, and get involved in the recovery of these species! Click for more information about the plan and to find public meeting dates and locations.
- Proposed ESA Recovery Plan for Oregon Coast Coho Salmon is now available for public review and comment. Public comment period closes December 14, 2015.
- 2015 Overfishing Determinations released for 4 salmon stocks: FAQs