Endangered Species Act References

Our principal responsibility is implementing the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for Pacific salmonids (salmon and steelhead), and recovering populations of those  ESA-listed fish. Over the years NOAA Fisheries and our Fisheries Science Centers have prepared various documents to assist us in making ESA listing determinations and other decisions.

We've coordinated some policies with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, which has ESA responsibilities for resident fishes.

ESA Definitions & Policies

ESA Salmon Conservation References

ESA Hatchery References