Northwest Fisheries Science Center


The Pacific Northwest is home to several iconic endangered species, including Pacific salmon, killer whales, and several rockfish species. Mandates such as the Endangered Species Act, Magnuson-Stevens Act, and the Marine Mammal Protection Act grant NOAA Fisheries the authority to manage the recovery of depleted species and stocks. The NWFSC contributes to species recovery through research, monitoring, and analysis, providing NOAA managers and regional stakeholders the tools and information they need to craft effective regulations and develop sustainable plans for recovery.

Explore Species

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Deep sea corals

Human Dimensions

Marine Mammals

Marine Fish


Salmon and steelhead