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 . . .
Just in time for winter, endangered coho find refuge in newly restored habitat Read More . . .
An on-going survey encountered species of tropical whales and birds, never before documented so far north, as well as loggerhead turtles, likely attracted by unusually warm waters. Read More . . .
President Obama appointed Barry Thom, NOAA Fisheries Deputy Regional Administrator of the West Coast Region, as a U.S. Commissioner to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission. Read More . . .
Whale sharks are among the world’s largest fish, and it is precisely their size that led to restrictions protecting them from impacts associated with tuna fishing. Read More . . .
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- Appendix A of Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan now updated with identification & description of essential fish habitat.
- NOAA Fisheries publishes notice of intent to develop guidelines for safely deterring marine mammals. The agency is accepting public comments through January 15, 2015.
- In preparation for a fourth year of drought, NOAA Fisheries and federal and state partners involved in operating and regulating California’s two biggest water projects, the federal Central Valley Project & the State Water Project, developed a strategy for implementation in 2015.
- Comment period extended for Puget Sound hatchery programs draft environmental impact statement, now closing Jan. 23, 2015.
- NOAA Fisheries designates critical habitat for Puget Sound rockfish.
- NOAA Fisheries releases California Eelgrass Mitigation Policy & Implementing Guidelines.
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