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Our Mission

The mission of FWS is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitiats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

Within the FWS, the mission of the FTCs is to provide leadership in the scientifically based management of national fishery resources through development of new concepts and techniques to solve specific problems in aquatic restoration and recovery activities. More...

Pacific and Pacific Southwest Regions

AFTC service area

Abernathy FTC is located in Longview, Washington.


  • Ben Kennedy talks about hatchery and wild fish

    "Whether it be for sport fishing, Tribal trust responsibilities, or species recovery, biologists at Abernathy Fish Technology Center are always seeking new and better ways to conserve fishery resources". Watch the video here...

  • Christian Smith talks about conservation genetics

    "Behind the scenes and the science at Abernathy Fish Technology Center!" Watch the video here...

  • Annual peamouth spawning event in Abernathy Creek Cutthroat Trout

    In an event that only happens once year, these peamouth performed their annual run up Abernathy Creek to spawn. Continue reading...

  • Abernathy's Awesome Admin Spreads Conservation from Tanzania's Treetops to Washington's Waterways: Women's History Month Read

    Every fall I went with my siblings to collect mushrooms and berries in a forest adjacent to the farm on which I grew up. Continue reading...

  • Gone with the Wind: Using Experimental Tarp Enclosures at Windmill Pond for Invasive Species Research at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

    It's a quiet evening in late September, and as the sun sinks below the horizon, it bathes the sky in warm tones that make me forget how cold it is. Continue reading...

  • Genetic characteristics of coastal cutthroat trout in the City of Portland Cutthroat Trout

    Everyone is familiar with the mighty Willamette River that flows through Portland, OR, but less well-known are its many tributaries that flow through the city's boundaries. These tributaries are home to native fish such as coastal cutthroat trout, but human activities can damage watersheds in urban areas and negatively affect these fishes. Continue reading...

  • 2017 Pacific Region One - Video

    The External Affairs office has created a video to highlight some of many accomplishments from 2017. Watch the video here. 

  • QET staff help Malheur NWR with invasive carp. Common Carp in Malheur Lake

    Malheur Lake and adjacent wetlands in Malheur National Wildlife Refuge provide important habitat for resident and migratory birds, including those that use the Pacific Flyway. More than 300 bird species have been documented at the Refuge, and the area is designated a Globally Important Bird Area. Continue reading...

Last Updated: January 07, 2020
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