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Salmon Lose Diversity in Managed Rivers, Reducing Resilience to Environmental Change

Natural resilience is more important than ever in the face of unprecedented climate change.
December 05, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Chinook smolt in the palm of a hand

Reopening Cape Fear River to Migration Benefits Both Fish and People

NOAA and partners’ work to restore North Carolina’s Cape Fear River will provide cleaner water and healthier habitat for migratory fish, while in turn supporting local communities and businesses.
May 29, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Four fishing boats float on the river with a red fire department boat behind them and a bridge in the background

Conserving Habitat in the Greater Atlantic Region

An overview of habitat conservation in New England and the Mid-Atlantic.
Cod habitat

Reopening Rivers for Migratory Fish

Every year, millions of fish migrate to their native habitats to reproduce. They are often blocked from completing their journey. When fish can’t reach their habitat, they can’t grow their populations.

Reopening Rivers for Migratory Fish

Join us in celebrating World Fish Migration Day, April 21, 2018 and learn more about how NOAA Fisheries works to remove barriers to fish migration.
April 16, 2018 - Feature Story ,
fish leaping up stream

Improving Fish Migration at Hydropower Dams

NOAA Fisheries works to improve fish passage at non-federal hydropower dams. These efforts help recover threatened and endangered migratory fish and support the sustainability of economically important commercial and recreational fisheries.
Fishway at the John Day dam

Three Key Habitats on the Eel River - A Comprehensive Restoration

The Eel River watershed was once the third largest producer of Pacific salmon and steelhead in California, where fish populations have declined rapidly since the 1950s. The longest salmon run in the state, the Eel watershed is a high priority for
July 07, 2017 - Feature Story ,

Winter Survey Yields More than Science

Fishing industry helps orchestrate donation of surveyed fish to local food bank.
February 03, 2016 - Feature Story ,
NOAA Researchers

New Comprehensive Bering Sea Climate Change Study to Focus on Fish and Fishing and Provide Insights for Management in a Changing Marine Environment

The southeastern Bering Sea is an enormously productive ecosystem. It produces over 40% of the nation’s total annual fish catch. The pollock fishery operates here -- one of the nation’s most important commercial fisheries in both annual yield and value.
August 26, 2015 - Feature Story ,