Columbia River Fisheries Program Office
Pacific Region

PIT Tag Marking Program


It is the mission of the Columbia River Fisheries Program Office (CRFPO) to assist in determining the status of imperiled natural stocks, to evaluate management measures for recovery and assist in the recovery of these stocks, and to prevent future listings. The CRFPO's primary contribution to these activities is to design and implement monitoring and evaluation, coordination, and dissemination of fisheries information. The CRFPO also provides for science-based management of aquatic resources on federal and tribal lands in the area from the Columbia River mouth upstream to McNary Dam and in other areas throughout the Columbia River Basin that have been and continue to be affected by anthropogenic actions of a regional scale. Providing technical assessment, interagency coordination, and representation on technical and policy level workgroups, committees, councils, and commissions for hydrosystem, hatchery, harvest, and habitat management are the key work tasks for the CRFPO.

All of our work is guided by the Pacific Region Fisheries Strategic Plan.

In This Section You Can


Check out the list of CRFPO Biologist presentations at the 2015 Annual American Fisheries Society national meeting.

Electrofishing in Tryon Creek

Read about the CRFPO's Involvement with the Tryon Creek Confluence Habitat Enhancement Project

Pacific Lamprey

Learn about the Pacific Lamprey Conservation Initiative

Ten Tenacious Trespassers
Check out our new Aquatic Nuisance Species webpage and resources.

2012 Northwest Fish Culture Conference - Presentations now online

After dam breach Watch a National Geographic Video about Condit Dam removal -- Spectacular Dam "Removal:"More Revealed

View Presentations from the Workshop on the Age and Size at Maturity of Pacific Salmon


Find A Fish Facility

Fisheries in the News

7/6/18 (Tribal Tribune) CTFW utilize beavers in Methow salmon recovery work    

6/15/18 (EarthFix) Record Lamprey Return A Cultural Win For Native Tribes    

3/30/18 Idaho summer chinook fishing may heat up    

3/28/18 Idaho spring Chinook fishing set to open April 28    

3/27/18 Corps reduces Dworshak flows for fish    

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Last updated: August 12, 2015

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