The Northwest Region administers National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Service programs off the coasts of Oregon and Washington, and in the vast inland watershed habitats of Pacific salmon in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Its principal responsibility is implementing the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and recovering 28 populations of listed salmonids covering more than 47 percent of the land base of three states.
Drugs discovered on board Greenlandic trawler Iceland
A fourth crew member of fishing vessel Polar Nanoq, which sails under the flag of Greenland, was arrested in the Icelandic port of Hafnarfjordur, after the police discovered a large quantity of hashish aboard.
Brussels validates Spanish fisheries control system Spain
The European Commission has notified Spain that it considers finalized the implementation of the action plan to remedy deficiencies in the Spanish fisheries control system, which was established by Decision of the EC on 30 July 2012.