Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office
Pacific Southwest Region
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Fisheries Program Direction
Arcata Fish & Wildlife Office, Fisheries Program


To conserve, enhance, and protect aquatic ecosystems in northern California in partnership with States, Tribes, other Federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and concerned citizens.



The goals of the Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office in support of this mission:

Partnerships and Accountability:

  • Partnership:Collaborate with tribes other agencies, organizations and individuals to conserve, protect, and enhance aquatic ecosystems.
  • Outreach: Communicate to inform and educate people about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, fish and wildlife resources, and ecosystems in the northern California region.

Aquatic Species Conservation and Management:

  • Aquatic Nuisance Species: Promote cooperative efforts to prevent, control, and manage the spread of nonindigenous aquatic nuisance species.
  • Threatened and Endangered Species: Restore threatened and endangered fish species (and their habitats) to healthy, self-sustaining populations.
  • Interjurisdictional Fisheries: Provide Service perspective and assistance in the conservation, restoration, and management of northern California fish and their habitats.

Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Conservation:

  • Restore wetlands, watersheds and streams, and other aquatic habitats in the northern California region.

Leadership in Science and Technology:

  • Develop and manage large scale fisheries databases

Workforce Management:

  • Train, equip and support staff to effectively and safely meet our aquatic resource conservation goals.

Public Use:

  • Assist Federal resource managers and regulators in fisheries management and stewardship.


Last updated: April 16, 2015