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Cold Water Connection Campaign Reopens Rivers for Olympic Peninsula Salmon and Steelhead

With $19 million in NOAA funds, nonprofit and tribal partners plan to remove 17 barriers blocking fish passage on critical spawning rivers originating in Olympic National Park, Washington.
February 21, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Washington coast coho migration (Photo: Paul Jeffrey/Wild Salmon Center) Washington coast coho migration (Photo: Paul Jeffrey/Wild Salmon Center)

Climate Change Affects Different U.S. West Coast Fishing Fleets Unequally

A new study shows vessels that fish further north will likely experience more dramatic changes.
February 09, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Closeup of caught groundfish

10 Projects Will Support Urban Fish Restoration around Portland, Oregon

With $3.8 million in funding from NOAA’s Office of Habitat Conservation, the Clackamas Partnership is removing fish passage barriers and restoring habitat to benefit threatened Chinook salmon and steelhead.
February 01, 2024 - Feature Story ,
View of greater Portland, Oregon, area (Photo: Zack Frank/Adobe Stock) View of greater Portland, Oregon, area (Photo: Zack Frank/Adobe Stock)

Hatcheries Yield More Salmon for Endangered Killer Whales; New Analysis Open for Comment

NOAA Fisheries seeks review of an analysis of methods to help the Southern Resident killer whale population.
January 25, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Hatching salmon eggs in a fish hatchery Credit: Shutterstock

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Issues a Fishery Disaster Determination for the Squaxin Island Tribe Salmon Fishery

NOAA Fisheries will provide guidance on the development of applications for federal financial assistance.
January 12, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Close-up of two chum salmon at the bottom of murky water. Can see rocks below the fish. Chum salmon. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Documenting the Elusive North Pacific Right Whale

North Atlantic right whales get a lot of attention. In this episode, we learn a little about their lesser known West Coast cousins: North Pacific right whales, whose numbers are dramatically low.
January 11, 2024 - Podcast ,
north-pacific-right-whale.jpg North Pacific right whale. Credit: Brenda K. Rone