• A warmer ocean has been linked to sightings of unusual species of seabirds, fish and marine mammals rarely seen in the northern Pacific. Read More . . .

  • United States, Mexico and Japan propose to reduce the catch of Pacific bluefin tuna in the eastern Pacific Ocean, a critical step in rebuilding the population of this overfished species. Read More . . .

  • NOAA Fisheries is providing guidelines to prevent further loss of one of nature’s most valuable and productive habitats in the marine environment—eelgrass. Read More . . .

  • Partners are coming together to do something no one in California has ever done before – restore an entire watershed from the headwaters to the sea to help recover endangered coho salmon. Read More . . .

  • Endangered Snake River sockeye salmon are regaining the fitness of their wild ancestors, with naturally spawned juveniles migrating to the ocean and returning as adults at a much higher rate. 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 River Basin

Salmon Recovery   ::   Habitat Conservation   ::   Biological Opinion


Klamath River Basin

Conservation, Restoration & Management

Central Valley

Central Valley Projects

Activities in the Central Valley


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