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Study Looks at Vulnerability of Eastern Bering Sea Fish, Crab, and Salmon Stocks to Climate Change

Scientists look at potential impacts of changing ocean temperatures and other environmental conditions on Alaska ecosystems.
September 18, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Genetic “Nets” Detect DNA as Accurately as Real Ones, New Research Shows

Northwest Fisheries Science Center scientists and partners show that eDNA is just as effective in tracking threatened Chinook populations as casting nets into the water to catch the fish swimming by.
July 29, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Chinook Salmon Habitat Restoration in Washington Sees Positive Results

NOAA and partners have seen success in efforts toward Chinook salmon recovery in the Skagit River estuary, but much more work is needed to achieve population recovery goals.
July 29, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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West Coast Salmon Vulnerable to Climate Change, but Some Show Resilience to Shifting Environment

We assessed Pacific salmon’s vulnerability to changing climate and ocean conditions to better understand these changes and their impact on different population groups of Pacific salmon. The report, the second in a series of planned NOAA Fisheries’ vulnerability assessments, focuses on the 33 threatened and endangered Pacific salmon and steelhead population groups (technically defined as distinct population segments and evolutionarily significant units) of greatest concern.
July 25, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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First Reintroduced Salmon Return to California Rivers in a Critical Step Towards Recovery

California salmon reintroduced to their historic habitat as juveniles are returning to spawn. This is the first time in decades.
July 12, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Skokomish River Estuary Restoration Helps Salmon and Steelhead Return Home

In the Puget Sound region, reopening abandoned agricultural land back to nature will allow young salmon, steelhead, and other fish species room to access their historical habitats.
June 27, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Survey Says: California Anglers Interested in More Habitat for Fishing

Anglers in the Sacramento River system show support for new salmon fishing opportunities above dams currently blocking fish passage.
June 07, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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How the Hollings Scholarship Helped Shape One Scientist's Career Path

Personal account by NOAA Fisheries Researcher Charlie Waters of his experience as an Ernest F. Hollings Scholar and how he became a member of the NOAA Fisheries team.
April 15, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Restoring Side Channels Can Boost Salmon Recovery in Puget Sound Rivers, New Research Finds

Winding side channels and other habitat improvements can help recover salmon, making them less vulnerable to flooding or other extreme conditions associated with climate change.
November 13, 2018 - Feature Story ,

Veterans Help Restore Valuable Fish Habitat: Success By the Numbers

Learn how the NOAA Veterans Corps provides opportunities for veterans to build their skills while they help conserve endangered salmon and steelhead in California.
November 09, 2018 - Feature Story ,