Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Research Themes

Our research provides the science that helps resource managers build sustainable fisheries, recover endangered and threatened species, maintain healthy ecosystems, and support safe seafood and environmentally-sound aquaculture.


Our science helps provide habitats to support sustainable fisheries and recovered populations.


We provide the science to support the recovery and rebuilding of marine and coastal species.

Ecosystem Science

Our science incorporates an ecosystem approach to improve management of marine resources.

Seafood Safety

Our science helps managers provide sustainable, safe, and secure seafood for healthy populations and vibrant communities.