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Northern California Steelhead Maintain Threatened Status

A recent Endangered Species Act 5-year review shows water use, habitat loss, and climate change continue to compromise recovery.
July 09, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Male and female steelhead swimming underwater Male and female steelhead. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

From Overfished to Sustainable Harvests: Pacific Bluefin Tuna Rebound to New Highs

New stock assessment reveals largest recorded biomass since assessments began.
June 25, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A school of silvery Pacific bluefin tuna swim underwater, lit from above. Pacific bluefin tuna swim underwater. Credit: Adobe Stock

2024 IPHC Area 2A Commercial Pacific Halibut Season Is Set to Open

NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement will conduct patrols during the upcoming commercial halibut fishing season.
June 13, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Group of men in uniform and marine weather gear on a ship inspecting and handling the surrounding halibut fish. State and Federal enforcement personnel inspecting halibut during the 2023 season. Credit: NOAA

Commerce Secretary Announces Fishery Resource Disaster Determinations for Alaska and Oregon Salmon Fisheries

The Secretary determined that fishery resource disasters occurred in one Oregon and two Alaska salmon fisheries.
June 10, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Many docked fishing boats at a coastal community at sunrise. Docked fishing boats at Yaquina Bay, Newport, Oregon. Credit: iStock

5-Year Review Finds Yelloweye Rockfish and Bocaccio Need Continued Protection, Outlines Recovery Actions

No change warranted in Endangered Species Act status of two rockfish species in Puget Sound/Georgia Basin.
June 07, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Juvenile Yelloweye Rockfish swimming under water Juvenile Yelloweye Rockfish. Credit: Dave Whitmer

McKenzie River Restoration Benefiting Threatened Upper Willamette River Chinook

Salmon have successfully reproduced at the Finn Rock restoration site in Oregon’s McKenzie River watershed. Another project aims to bring salmon back to lower Quartz Creek.
June 03, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Chinook salmon returning to spawn at Finn Rock Reach.  (Photo: Tim Giraudier/Beautiful Oregon) Chinook salmon returning to spawn at Finn Rock Reach. (Photo: Tim Giraudier/Beautiful Oregon)