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Institutional Biosafety Committee Meeting - February 7, 2024

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) advises the Center on the handling of biohazardous materials, and reviews and approves research projects...

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Artist Austin Picinich and Over 350 Volunteers Paint WFRC Mural

The USGS Western Fisheries Research Center and a community of volunteers came together to create a beautiful piece of art depicting the Center's...

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Engaging with Native Alaskan and American Indian Tribes through Science Internships and Education

Over 20% of the Western Fisheries Research Center’s (WFRC) partners are Tribes. Many Tribes have treaty rights to—and are heavily dependent on—fish...

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Congratulations to Dr. Paul Hershberger for Winning this Issue’s Photo Contest!

USGS Western Fisheries Research Center (WFRC), Supervisory Research Fish Biologist, Dr. Paul Hershberger, is the winner of this issues’ photo contest...

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Directors Message: The Power of Art

The Power of Art—How a mural painting project brought people together, shared our science, and gave the center a brighter image.

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New Research Investigating Microplastics in Fish

Plastics are found everywhere, making their way into our waterways and oceans as litter or improper waste disposal. Microplastics-tiny plastics not...

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Developing Tools to Predict Dam Removal Costs

Across the country, dam removals are being considered for managing aging infrastructure and restoring ecosystems. Scientists are assembling data and...

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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Meeting (IACUC) - October 11, 2023

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is responsible for oversight of the animal care and use program and its components as...

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Elwha River: New Study Examines Effects of Dam Removals on Coastal Ecosystems

In new research, a team of scientists characterize the response of the coastal environment to a massive input of sediment following the removal of two...

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Directors Message: Knowledge Transfer is Vital to the Success of New Ventures in Fish Passage and Reintroduction

There are many unique challenges posed in fish passage and reintroduction projects, and knowledge transfer is critical to their success.

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