Recovering and Rebuilding Marine Species in the Pacific Northwest

Boccaccio rockfish.

The Pacific Northwest is home to several iconic endangered species, including Pacific salmon, killer whales, and several rockfish species. We have the authority to manage the recovery of depleted species and stocks through the Endangered Species Act, Magnuson-Stevens Act, and the Marine Mammal Protection Act. In the Northwest, we contribute to species recovery through research, monitoring, and analysis, providing NOAA managers and regional stakeholders the tools and information they need to craft effective regulations and develop sustainable plans for recovery.

Effective conservation also requires understanding how human and natural factors influence the viability of marine species and their ecosystems. To that end, we conduct science to support the conservation of marine species and the ecosystems upon which they depend.

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Last updated by Northwest Fisheries Science Center on October 11, 2017