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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)

Meet Jhen Cabasal, Marine Habitat Resources Specialist

Jhen works on projects for habitat and species conservation in Long Beach, California.
May 23, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A woman in blue-rimmed glasses, a black sweater and white shirt with black polka dots smiles at the camera. Jhen conserves and protects marine habitat and the endangered species that live in them. Credit: Jhen Cabasal

World Fish Migration Day

Join us in celebrating World Fish Migration Day! Learn more about how NOAA helps migratory fish and communities by opening or improving access to river and stream habitat.
A salmon leaping upstream over fast-moving whitewater and dark gray rocks Atlantic salmon leaps upstream. Credit: Shutterstock