Skip to main content
Unsupported Browser Detected

Internet Explorer lacks support for the features of this website. For the best experience, please use a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

Dungeness Hatcheries Plans


Endangered Species Act
Action Status


NOAA Fisheries is making available for public review its Proposed Evaluation and Pending Determination (PEPD) (PDF, 52 pages) analyzing effects of our proposed determination on three hatchery programs currently operating in the Dungeness River basin of Puget Sound, in Washington State. The programs are described in Hatchery and Genetics Management Plans (HGMPs) prepared by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The hatchery plans describe the propagation of ESA-listed Chinook salmon and non-listed coho salmon and fall-run chum salmon in the Dungeness River basin in Washington State. They were submitted for review as joint state/tribal resource management plans under the ESA 4(d) rule, limit 6 by the Jamestown S’Klallam and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The hatchery plans themselves are not subject to public comment; rather, the public is invited to review and comment on our PEPD.

For more information on this process, please contact Emi Melton by phone at (530) 736-4739, or e-mail to

For more information on hatchery programs that NOAA Fisheries is evaluating along the West Coast, including in Puget Sound, please visit our hatcheries page.

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on 02/11/2022