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Name: West Coast Regional Office
Acronym: WCRO
Type: Fisheries Regional Office
Library: WCRO InPort Metadata Library

The West Coast Region of NOAA Fisheries administers fisheries programs along the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California; and in the vast inland habitats of Washington, Oregon, California and Idaho. We work to conserve, protect, and manage salmon and marine mammals under the Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act, and sustainably manage West Coast fisheries as guided by the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation Act. To achieve this mission and advance sound stewardship of these resources, we work closely with tribes, local, state and federal agencies, our stakeholders, and partners to find science-based solutions to complex ecological issues

Formed by the Merger of The former Northwest Regional Office and South West Regional Office.

Effective Date was Jan. 2014