Fisheries Management Program Members

Acting Program Lead: Christina Wang 

Program Members:

Steve Haeseker    David Swank 

About the Fisheries Management Program 

The Fisheries Management Team (FMT) at CRFWCO serves on policy and technical level advisory panels that inform regional fisheries policy.  Panels include the Pacific Fishery Management Council, Technical Management Team, US v. Oregon Production Advisory Committee, Pacific Salmon Commission, and the Comparative Survival Study. These panels represent the coordination of state, tribal, and federal managers in areas such salmon production, harvest, and hydropower operations within the Columbia River Basin.  Group members provide technical support and analysis for complex hydrosystem research regarding effects on anadromous fish survival as well as forecasting salmon runs for harvest management at sea and within the Columbia River Basin.  They coordinate, facilitate, and implement fish and wildlife resource management and restoration activities, serving as technical experts relaying the Service’s position on the impact of various hydropower systems on threatened and endangered species focusing primarily on fish passage within the Federal Columbia River System Operations (CRSO). FMT members work closely with other Service programs and offices, federal agencies, state fish and wildlife agencies, Native American tribes, public utility districts, and NGOs. They work with partners to determine how climate change climate change
Climate change includes both global warming driven by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns. Though there have been previous periods of climatic change, since the mid-20th century humans have had an unprecedented impact on Earth's climate system and caused change on a global scale.

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will impact the CRSO and the survival of threatened and endangered species and make recommendations on how to ameliorate those impacts.