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Meet Katrina Poremba, Fish Biologist for Water Operations and Delta Consultations

Katrina works on Endangered Species Act Section 7 consultations for Sacramento Valley's waterways. Consultations are the way we make sure federal projects do not jeopardize salmon and steelhead populations.
March 03, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Woman conducting water monitoring samples, turbidity, depth, and temperature  on multiple creeks that flow into the Columbia River Conducting water monitoring samples, turbidity, depth, and temperature on multiple creeks that flow into the Columbia River, for the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership. Credit: Katrina Poremba/NOAA Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries Denies Request for Emergency Action on Bering Sea Salmon Bycatch

Petition did not meet three criteria necessary for emergency rule.
January 25, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Juvenile Chinook salmon. Juvenile Chinook salmon.

Shasta River Habitat Restoration Builds Salmon’s Resilience to Rising Temperatures

A NOAA-supported project in California restores high-quality, cold-water habitat for salmon, boosting their resilience to rising temperatures due to climate change.
July 21, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Two people in construction hats and vests working in a field in front of a piece of heavy machinery Fence installation along a tributary of the Shasta River. Credit: Erika Nortemann.

NOAA Fisheries To Phase Out Salmon Production At Little Port Walter Research Station

While steps will be taken in the next few weeks to begin winding down operations, fish returns are expected for several years after production ends.
June 25, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Photo of the Little Port Walter Marine Research Station, with a rainbow and mountains in the background, viewed from the water.

NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Input on Proposal to Close Commercial Salmon Fishing in the Cook Inlet EEZ

Council recommended measure responds to court ruling requiring Federal management of EEZ waters in Cook Inlet
June 04, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Amendment 14 map

Community Steps Up to Continue Yukon River Salmon Research During Pandemic

Local fishermen team up with scientists to find out why Chinook salmon returns to the Yukon River are declining.
May 19, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Photo of two technicians in a boat recording information on a tablet. Technicians Debbie and Boyo Alstrom, Alakanuk, AK, record information from salmon sampling. Credit: Tom Parker

Warming Ocean Will Challenge Snake River Salmon Survival in Coming Decades, New Research Shows

Even large populations may face a high risk of extinction by the 2060s.
February 18, 2021 - Feature Story ,
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