Fish Passage Program Review
NOAA Fisheries to host Fish Passage Program review from May 21 - 23, 2018
NOAA Fisheries is conducting a Fish Passage Program review from May 21 - 23, 2018 where a diverse external panel will review and provide recommendations on NOAA’s fish passage activities for the past ten years. The objective is to evaluate the effectiveness of NOAA’s fish passage activities in increasing access to historic riverine rearing and spawning habitat for migrating fish species. We are focusing the review on the Office of Habitat Conservation's Community-based Restoration Program and the Hydropower Program. We aim to receive input from our partners, stakeholders, and the public.
Fish passage is important for the protection and restoration of migrating fish and their habitats. NOAA Fisheries restores, opens, and maintains habitats for fish to migrate, or pass, to help recover threatened and endangered migratory fish and support the sustainability of economically important commercial and recreational fisheries. Our fish passage activities are managed by various national and regional offices within NOAA Fisheries to maintain or improve access for migrating fish that need to reach riverine habitats for various life stages. Read more about our fish passage efforts across the country.