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Reopening Rivers for Migratory Fish

Every year, millions of fish migrate to their native habitats to reproduce. They are often blocked from completing their journey. When fish can’t reach their habitat, they can’t grow their populations.

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Klamath River surrounded by forest with mist in the background. Klamath River. Credit: Shane Anderson.
Woman holds a red drum while sitting in a blue kayak on the water Woman holds a red drum while sitting in a kayak on the water. Credit: Sandra Lewis.
Chinook salmon jump in frothy white water Chinook salmon jump in frothy white water. (Photo: Laura Mahoney/USFWS)
NOAA Fisheries staff in the field at a restoration project site in Louisiana NOAA Fisheries staff in the field at a restoration project site in Louisiana. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.