West Coast Region News Releases

Current and Archived
03/28/2017 NOAA Fisheries delists canary rockfish in Puget Sound based on new findings
01/17/2017 NOAA Fisheries completes review of Columbia River hatcheries
01/11/2017 NOAA invites input on proposed killer whale protection zone
12/14/2016 New recovery plan aims for delisting Oregon Coast coho salmon
10/27/2016 NOAA Fisheries releases proposed Snake River salmon and steelhead recovery plan
07/05/2016 NOAA Fisheries authorizes states to remove sea lions that threaten salmon
07/05/2016 Illegal seal pup pickups emphasize need to "Share the Shore" with wildlife
07/05/2016 NOAA West Coast Region - August 2, 2016
06/07/2016 6.1.2016_PSA_Safe_Viewing_Seals_Sea_Lions.pdf
05/23/2016 Gray whale skeleton to be collected for educational use
04/18/2016 NOAA Fisheries Approves Puget Sound Steelhead Hatchery Programs
04/04/2016 NOAA Proactively Protects Commercial Fishing on Several Species of Forage Fish
03/02/2016 NOAA Fisheries and Sonoma County Water Agency Sign First-Ever Agreement for Collaborative Stewardship of Salmon and Steelhead
02/02/2016 AgreementInPrincipleKlamath2.2.2016.pdf
12/14/2015 MultiArea_Veterans_Corps_Recruitment_Flier_Dec2015.pdf
11/02/2015 Snake River Fall Chinook Recovery Plan
11/02/2015 11.2.2015_FinalSRFallChinookPlanRelease.pdf
10/21/2015 Unmanned NOAA hexacopter monitors health of endangered Southern Resident killer whales
10/21/2015 Unmanned NOAA hexacopter monitors health of endangered Southern Resident killer whales
08/28/2015 8.28.2015_Levee_breach_opens_wetlands_for_salmon.pdf
08/05/2015 NOAA Fisheries boosts monitoring of killer whale with fishing lure.pdf
07/14/2015 NOAA Fisheries to hold workshops on Puget Sound steelhead hatcheries
06/18/2015 7.18.15 NOAA to recognize Boeing for largest Duwamish River restoration project.pdf
06/15/2015 6.15.2015_final_algal_bloom_PR.pdf
06/15/2015 5.25.2015_PugetSound_SteelheadHatcheryWorkshops.pdf
06/03/2015 NWTrainingRangePressRelease2015.pdf
06/26/2014 U.S. Commerce Department announces 2014 regional fishery council appointments
06/24/2014 KillerWhalePressRelease2014.pdf
01/16/2014 News_Release_FCRPS_Supplemental_BiOp_011714.pdf
09/10/2013 Press Release WA Gets $925K NOAA Grant to Protect Killer Whales.pdf
08/20/2013 Washington, Oregon & Alaska receive $3.7 million for habitat restoration
06/11/2013 Streamlining process nets Environmental Excellence Award
01/27/2013 The ocean reveals some of its secrets and helps predict salmon returns to the Columbia
12/07/2012 News Release: NOAA issues new rules to safeguard Puget Sound's Killer Whales
03/15/2012 NOAA authorizes states to remove sea lions that threaten protected salmon
10/20/2011 News Release: NOAA Designates Critical Habitat for Pacific smelt
08/22/2011 News Release: Fisheries agency releases plan to help upper Willamette Chinook and steelhead salmon
05/13/2011 News Release: Wash. and Ore. authorized to remove salmon-eating Calif. sea lions
04/27/2010 News Release: NOAA's Fisheries Service Grants Federal Protection for Three Georgia Basin Rockfish Species
03/16/2010 News Release: NOAA Lists Pacific Smelt as "Threatened"
09/15/2009 News Release: NOAA Strengthens 2008 Columbia River Salmon Protection Strategy
05/29/2009 News Release: NOAA Fisheries Issues Recovery Plan for Washington's Lake Ozette Sockeye Salmon
03/18/2008 News Release: NOAA Says Three States Can Remove Certain Sea Lions that Threaten Protected Salmon
08/02/2007 News Release: NOAA Fisheries Names Panel to Examine Salmon-Eating Sea Lion Activities at Bonneville Dam
05/24/2007 News Release: Federal Fisheries Service Endorses Locally Produced Recovery Plan for Hood Chum Salmon
01/19/2007 News Release: Federal Fisheries Agency Approves Plan to Restore Puget Sound Chinook; Salmon-Recovery Plan is Nation's Biggest
06/06/2005 News Release: NOAA Fisheries Service Says Cherry Point Herring Don't Quality for Protection
07/18/2002 News Release: Fisheries Service Says Orca Rescue Make Possible Only Because of Community Support
11/09/2001 News Release: Administration Initiates New Salmon Restoration Efforts; Federal Agency to Review Hatchery Policy; Maintain Protections