• There was not much left of the victim. Scientists used genetics to identify what fell prey to the killer whale attack off the coast of central California Read More . . .

  • Oregon’s Foster Dam just got an upgrade, one that is proving vital to the survival of threatened Upper Willamette River spring Chinook salmon and winter steelhead. Read More . . .

  • A newly established NOAA Fisheries coordinator & team will work with anglers & fisheries managers to improve recreational fishing opportunity and stewardship throughout the Pacific states. Read More . . .

  • In January, 30 eager youth headed out for the experience of a lifetime. The kids boarded the Dolphin for a day of fishing and viewing marine life—something few had ever dreamt of. Read More . . .

  • We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Science in Studio Award: Protecting Our Waters from Toxic Pollutants. 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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