Northwest Fisheries Science Center

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Catch Shares

Learn how catch shares can help prevent overfishing, reduce bycatch, and create economic stability for the participating fishing industry.

Elwha River Dam Removal

Scientists study the impacts of dam removal on the Elwha River's floodplain, its salmon populations, and its communities.

Ocean Acidification

Discover how scientists are studying the effects of acidifying oceans on individual species in Puget Sound and modeling the potential impacts on ecosystems.

Salmon Forecasting

Scientists are using a suite of biological and physical indicators to help predict the annual returns of adult Chinook and coho salmon.