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Commerce Secretary Announces Fishery Disaster Determinations for Yurok Chinook Salmon

The Secretary of Commerce has determined that a commercial fishery failure due to a fishery resource disaster occurred in the 2021 and 2022 Yurok Tribe Chinook Salmon Fishery.
September 26, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Two salmon jumping out of the stream and foamy waterfall as they migrate upstream

Restoring the Klamath River Basin: The Largest Dam Removal Project in the World

How the restoration of the Klamath watershed, the largest dam removal project in the world, will reopen access to habitat for the threatened and endangered native fish of the area.
August 04, 2023 - Podcast ,
The Klamath River mouth. Credit: Thomas Dunklin The Klamath River mouth. Credit: Thomas Dunklin

Restoration Project Improves Access to Meadowdale Beach Park for Salmon—and People

A NOAA-supported project in the Puget Sound region reconnected and restored historic habitat for migrating salmon, while improving public access for park visitors.
July 06, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A railroad bridge runs parallel to the shore, with estuary habitat in the foreground and open water in the background A new railroad bridge at Meadowdale Beach Park is helping to improve fish passage and reconnect the park to the beach. Credit: Snohomish County.

Selections Made for Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim Region Salmon Research Work Group

The Alaska Salmon Research Task Force has identified members to serve on its work group to identify gaps and salmon research priorities for the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim region.
June 30, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Close-up of two chum salmon at the bottom of murky water. Can see rocks below the fish.

Inflation Reduction Act: A Historic Investment in America’s Climate Resilience

NOAA Fisheries will receive an unprecedented investment in strengthening the agency’s core mission to provide science-based management and conservation of the nation’s marine resources as we confront climate change.
June 08, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Red light house sits on island in Great Lakes

Pacific Salmon Return on Their Own to Restored Washington State Watershed

Given time and space, salmon don’t need our help returning to suitable habitat.
May 26, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A small fish swimming near the bottom of a stream, where rocks and pebbles are visible

NOAA Fisheries Recent Actions in Wild Fish Conservancy v. Quan

NOAA Fisheries has recently taken several actions in Wild Fish Conservancy v. Quan (the Southeast Alaska salmon fishery case).
May 25, 2023 - Agency Statement ,
Alaska salmon troller Bay of Pillars in Chatham Strait. Alaska salmon troller Bay of Pillars in Chatham Strait. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Celebrating the People and Partnerships Saving Sacramento River Winter-Run Chinook Salmon

Marking the 50th year of the passage of the Endangered Species Act, we are shining a spotlight on the biologists and partnerships saving Sacramento River Winter-Run Chinook Salmon from extinction.
May 25, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Three people smiling for the camera, standing on a rocky riverbed Brian Ellrott (left), NOAA Fisheries’ Sacramento River Winter-Run Chinook Salmon Recovery Coordinator, and colleagues, Cathy Marcinkevage and Howard Brown conducting habitat investigations on local rivers in California.

The Endangered Species Act: 50 Years of Conserving Species

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act by learning more about NOAA's work to conserve endangered species and their habitats.
50th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act with smalltooth sawfish, green turtle, Atlantic salmon, staghorn, North Atlantic right whale, and Tubastraea floreana