We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Science in Studio Award: Protecting Our Waters from Toxic Pollutants. Read More . . .
With a pyrotechnics show lasting less than a minute, federal and state officials remove an old diversion dam on a tributary to the Sacramento River, opening 5 miles of habitat to protected fish. Read More . . .
NOAA scientists follow Southern Resident killer whales, collecting remains of their prey, fecal samples, acoustic recordings and other data to better understand their winter range and food sources. Read More . . .
Starving sea lion pups wash up on the beaches of Southern California while adult male sea lions crowd into the coastal communities of the North. How does this happen in the same population? Read More . . .
Conservationist Ken Nielson remembers when abalone numbers were so large he could catch his limit with one breath. Ken hopes his great grandchildren will be able to dive for abalone someday. Read More . . .
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- Columbia & Snake
Columbia & Snake Basins
Willamette River Basin
Klamath River Basin
- Central Valley
Central Valley Projects
- Updated sea lion stranding information; NOAA declares Unusual Mortality Event
- Proposed Rule Regarding Implementation of 2015-2016 Catch Limits for Pacific Bluefin Tuna. Comments close April 8th
- Final Recommendations by Presidential Task Force on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing & Seafood Fraud
- Final Rule to Implement Vessel Monitoring System and Pre-trip Notification Requirements in the West Coast Drift Gillnet Fishery
- NOAA Fisheries releases 12-month finding on petition to revise critical habitat designation for Southern Resident killer whales.
- NOAA Fisheries published a Federal Register notice including captive killer whale, Lolita, in the endangered species listing for Southern Resident killer whales.
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