The Future of Fisheries: Unraveling the Effects of Climate Change in Alaska
Alaska's climate is changing. In the last five years, dramatic changes have affected marine life and the seafood we depend on. How will species respond? That's the main question that our specialized laboratory in Newport, Oregon, aims to answer.
Practicing Sustainable Recreational Fishing on the West Coast
NOAA Fisheries and recreational anglers on the West Coast recommend these tips to practice sustainable fishing and ensure healthy and resilient recreational fisheries for years to come.
Reintroductions: A Lifeline for Salmon in California’s Central Valley
Dams with no fish passage have trapped salmon on the floor of California's Central Valley. To avoid extinction as our planet warms, reintroductions to their historical high-elevation habitat may be the answer to save these endangered fish.
Emergency Shelter Demolition
This time lapse video showcases how architects and scientists craftily deconstructed the Cape Shirreff Emergency Shelter.
2022-23 Phase 1 Cape Shirreff Rebuild
Phase 1 of the Cape Shirreff Rebuild nearly complete.
Good Salmon Habitat Works
Salmon grow strong where water slows down and weaves across floodplains, with lush vegetation that provides refuge and fosters food for their journey to the ocean. Research and monitoring proves restoring habitat works for salmon, and all of us.
Work With Us!
Interested in working for NOAA Fisheries? Hear from our employees about what makes the West Coast Region a great place to work.
Climate Change & Habitat Loss: Fisheries at Risk
Habitat restoration experts discuss the challenges coastal habitats face from climate change and what NOAA is doing to address them
Channel Islands Glass Sponge Mounds Discovery
Footage from the ROV during the 2021 expedition when the glass sponge patch was first found. The various organisms in this video and layers of white sponge and brown skeleton reveal the diverse biology and complexity of the California coast
Species in the Spotlight: Sacramento River Winter-Run Chinook
The Sacramento River system is home to the only winter-run Chinook salmon in the world. This unique population is cut off from its historical spawning and rearing habitat, and faces many other threats, but efforts are underway to help it recover.
Species in the Spotlight: Central California Coast Coho Salmon
Central California Coast coho make up the southern-most population of salmon in the U.S., inhabiting rivers and streams north and south of San Francisco Bay. These fish are in danger of extinction, but efforts are underway to bring them back.
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