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NOAA Fisheries Recent Actions in Wild Fish Conservancy v. Quan

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) 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.

Statement on U.S. District Court Decision Remanding 2019 Biological Opinion Regarding Southeast Alaska Salmon Fisheries

May 2, 2023 decision on Wild Fish Conservancy v. Rumsey, Alaska Trollers Association, and State of Alaska.
May 05, 2023 - Agency Statement ,
A Southeast Alaska troller A Southeast Alaska trolling vessel. Credit ASMI

NOAA Fisheries to Hold Public Hearing on Amendment that Would Establish Federal Management of Salmon in Upper Cook Inlet

Absent Council action, agency must prepare amendment to meet court deadline.
April 26, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A cluster of pink salmon underwater

Changing Environmental Conditions on the Yukon River May Pose Challenge For Juvenile Salmon

This new study looks at the timing and duration of the seaward migration from fresh to marine waters for juvenile coho, chum, and Chinook salmon.
March 20, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Young Salmon in sample bags Juvenile chum salmon in sample bags. Credit: Katrina Mueller.

Seeking Nominations for Alaska Salmon Research Task Force

Task force to develop a coordinated salmon research strategy for Alaska. Deadline for nominations is March 10, 2023.
February 17, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Chinook salmon jump in frothy white water Chinook salmon jump in frothy white water. Credit: Laura Mahoney/USFWS

Endangered Salmon Regain Access to Healthy West Coast Habitat through 20 Projects Funded by NOAA Fisheries

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity for NOAA Fisheries to restore access to ancestral habitats for endangered and threatened species in the face of climate change.
January 19, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Juvenile Chinook salmon