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Seafood News Commentary – Charles  Santerre (August 2009)
University of Washington Tacoma study: Salmon often mislabeled (July 2011)

Should Consumers be Warned of Mercury in Fish at the Grocery Store? (July 2011)


Scientists find holes in Klamath River dam removal plan (June 2011)

PacifiCorp warns Klamath dam removal could be delayed (January 2011)



NOAA: five-year review of Pacific salmon and steelhead populations listed under the Endangered Species Act (August 2011)

Redden Orders New Salmon BiOp By 2014; Says Post-2013 Mitigation, Benefits Unidentified (August 2011)

Habitat restoration soars on Columbia River, but fish benefits are murky (May 2011)

BiOp Oral Arguments: Redden Asks About Accountability If Future Survival Evaluations Fall Short (May 2011)

Interior Climate Change Water Resources Report: Columbia Basin Warmer, More Rain, Less Snow (April 2011)

Impacts of Avian Predation on Salmonid Smolts from the Columbia and Snake Rivers (March 2011)

Columbia River Basin Toxics Reduction Action Plan (September 2010)


Managing California’s Water: From Conflict to Reconciliation (2011)

Will wild salmon swim into Central Valley's future? (April 2011)


First regional cabled ocean observatory makes landfall on Oregon coast (July 2011)

Acidifying Oceans Could Hit California Mussels, a Key Species (July 2011)

Scripps Study Finds Plastic in Nine Percent of 'Garbage Patch' Fishes (July 2011)

Increasing Ocean Acidity Endangers Abalone (May 2011)

Seafood producers tackle ocean acidification at annual Summit (February 2011)

Arctic fish catch vastly underreported (by hundreds of thousands of metric tons) for 5 decades (February 2011)

Salmon Survival: It’s All About The Early Days In The Ocean And 2010 Tough To Call (January 2011)

Oregon Dead Zone Update (2010)


Effects Of EMFs From Undersea Power Cables On Elasmobranchs And Other Marine Species (May 2011)
Marine hydro firm OPT awards Oregon wave energy project contracts (April 2011)
Site Off Oregon Coast Selected For Wave Energy Testing, Including Impacts To Fish (April 2011)

BOEMRE and Oregon Form Offshore Renewable Energy Task Force (March 2011)

PFMC’s database of active and defunct hydrokinetic projects (March 2011)

Research: Will Electromagnetic Field From Marine, Hydrokinetic Power Devices Affect Salmon ? (September 2010)

PFMC Letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission commenting on the Reedsport OPT Wave Park project (June  2010)


NOAA approves Rhode Island plan for offshore energy/ocean stewardship  (July 2011)

National Ocean Council’s   Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning

Oregon Ocean Planning Information

California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative

Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative Reauthorization Act Introduced (May 2011)


Agro groups: Derailing GM fish review would dent FDA’s credibility (August 2011)

Senators Call for Halt to GM Salmon Approval (July 2011)

NOAA announces aquaculture technology transfer initiative to enable domestic seafood production and create jobs in coastal communities (July 2011)

New offshore aquaculture bill seeks to protect oceans (July 2011)

Blue Frontiers : Managing the environmental costs of aquaculture (June 2011)

Department of Commerce and NOAA National Aquaculture Policies (June 2011)

Rep. Young’s Frankenfish Amendment Passes (June 2011)

Blue Frontiers: Managing the environmental costs of aquaculture (June 2011)

Finding Suitable Environmental Sites For Aquaculture (May 2011)

Begich leads fight against ‘frankenfish’ farming (January 2011)


NOAA Withdraws Authorization To Kill Sea Lions; States Plan To Submit New Application (July 2011)

WDFW: Public can comment on review of federal sea lion science (July 2011)

Killer whales' fate linked to salmon

Sea lions caught at Bonneville Dam Monday not eligible to be euthanized (May 2011)
Humane Society Files Legal Challenge To NOAA’s Authorization Of Sea Lion Removal (May 2011)

ESA-Listed Steller Sea Lions Munching Away On Non-Listed White Sturgeon; Management Options Few (March 2011)


Human activities linked to warming and loss of sea ice (August 2011)

Northwest federal agencies prepare for a changing climate (July 2011)

El Niño-Southern Oscillation and other climate patterns play a major role in 2010; 2010 one of the two warmest years on record (June 2011)

What is the impact of the Ecosystem on fishery resources in the Bering Sea?

SECURE Water Act Section 9503(c) – Reclamation Climate Change and Water 2011 (April 2011)

New warning on Arctic sea ice melt (April 2011)

Oregon Climate Assessment Report (December 2010)


Alaska’s cold waters no barrier to invasive marine species, scientists say (August 2011)

Ballast Water Discharge Regulations: Still Swimming Upstream (July 2011)

Alaska: More like the Midwest every day (July 2011)

Invasive Mudsnails Detected In Western Washington Stream (June 2011)

Preventing an Invasive  Mussel Nightmare, Video (June 2011)

Foreign Species Invade San Francisco Bay (May 2011)

Invasive mussels causing massive ecological changes in Great Lakes (April 2011)

State, feds team up to fight ‘rock vomit’ threat to Alaska fisheries (March 2011)


Fishing Groups Donate To King Crab Research (August 2011)

Pacific Council Establishes Cost Recovery Committee for the West Coast Groundfish Catch Share Program (July 2011)

New approach to sustain ‘forage’ fishing (July 2011)

Annual report to Congress on the Status of U.S. Fisheries (July 2011)



NFHAP:  "Status of Fish Habitat" 2010 Report State Fact Sheets Available (June 2011)

Anglers catch almost 90,000 pikeminnow,  top fisherman collects $36k in 3 Months  (August 2011)

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission Green and Sustainable Practices & Activities
House Bill Aims to Reduce EPA Role Under the Clean Water Act (July 2011)

'Phenomenal' start to Russian River salmon restoration project (June 2011)

Rep.’s  Young and McDermott Introduce Capitol Construction Fund Legislation (June 2011)

New Report Finds Fraser Sockeye Decline Mirrors Larger Trend   (May 2011)

Gulf Oil Disaster Still Puzzles Scientists (April 2011)

Alaska Fisheries Information Network (AKFIN)

Alaska Fisheries Information Network (AKFIN)

The Alaska Fisheries Information Network (AKFIN) is a regional program that consolidates and supports the collection, processing, analysis, and reporting of fisheries statistics for North Pacific and Alaskan fisheries. AKFIN integrates this information into a single data management system using consistent methods and standardized formats. The Network then reports this information on its website, in various publications, and to researchers. The resulting data enables fishery managers, scientists, and associated agencies to supervise fisheries resources more effectively and efficiently.

Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program (AIS)

Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program (AIS)

Aquatic nuisance or invasive species are nonindigenous species that threaten the diversity or abundance of native species or the ecological stability of infested waters, or commercial, agricultural, aquacultural, or recreational activities dependent on such waters. AIS include nonindigenous species that may occur in inland, estuarine and marine waters and that presently or potentially threaten ecological processes and natural resources.

California Cooperative Anadromous Fish and Habitat Data Program (CalFish)

California Cooperative Anadromous Fish and Habitat Data Program (CalFish)

California Cooperative Anadromous Fish and Habitat Data Program (CalFish) is a multi-agency cooperative program designed to gather, maintain, and disseminate fish and aquatic habitat data for California’s fisheries. There are many programs in California that are actively gathering, compiling, and analyzing fish and aquatic habitat data. Bringing all of this information together and making it available to a variety of users is crucial to the success of fisheries and habitat monitoring, evaluation, and management within the state.

Economic Data Reports (EDRs)

Economic Data Reports (EDRs)

The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) is the Data Collection Agent for three Economic Data Report (EDR) collections: the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Crab Rationalization Program, the Amendment 80 to the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Fishery Management Plan, and, beginning in 2013, the Amendment 91 Bering Sea Chinook Salmon Bycatch Management Data Collection. The Economic Data Reports (EDRs), collected annually from the harvesting and processing sectors, contain cost, revenue, ownership and employment data. The data is used to study the economic impacts of the programs on harvesters, processors, and communities.

Electronic Monitoring Program

Electronic Monitoring Program

The Electronic Monitoring Program tests the viability of Electronic Monitoring (EM) as a source of data to document individual accountability of catch and bycatch in the Pacific Trawl Rationalization Program.

Habitat Program

Habitat Program

The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission's (PSMFC) Habitat Program is involved in programs on the West Coast that further habitat protection for anadromous, estuarine, and marine fish species. Program efforts are focused on estuarine and watershed conservation and restoration, and watershed education for decision makers. The program also works to assist fishermen and communities with recycling fishing nets, gear, and other marine debris.

Marine Aquaculture Research Projects

Marine Aquaculture Research Projects

Pacific Marine Pilot Projects: In 2017 PSMFC entered into an agreement with the NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture to support establishing or expanding regional pilot projects for marine aquaculture for the U.S. West Coast states of Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington, as well as Hawaii and U. S. Pacific Islands. NOAA has similar agreements in place with the Gulf and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commissions.

Northern Pikeminnow Management Program (NPMP)

Northern Pikeminnow Management Program (NPMP)

The Northern Pikeminnow Management Program (NPMP) was started in an effort to reduce predation by northern pikeminnow on juvenile salmonids during their emigration from natal streams to the ocean. Pikeminnow eat millions of salmon and steelhead juveniles each year in the Columbia and Snake River systems. The goal of the program is not to eliminate pikeminnow, but rather to reduce the average size and curtail the number of larger older fish. Reducing the number of these native predators can greatly help the salmon and steelhead juveniles making it out to sea.