Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Conducting leading-edge research and analyses that provide the foundation for management decisions to protect, recover, restore, and sustain ecosystems and living marine resources in the Pacific Northwest.

Our Location

Map of Northwest Fisheries Science Center laboratories

The Pacific Northwest is known for its stunning marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Mountain ranges, rainforests, diverse estuaries, and rocky shorelines give way to an underwater landscape supporting a diverse web of species, from the iconic orca to microscopic algae. Protecting these resources is critical to sustaining our coastal economy, public health, and quality of life. The Northwest Fisheries Science Center, with its headquarters in Seattle, Washington and five research research stations in Washington and Oregon, is home to more than 400 scientists and staff. Our region includes the eastern Pacific Ocean off the West Coast, as well as the freshwater rivers of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.


Our Leadership


Management Team