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Through a Fish's Eye: The Status of Fish Habitats in the United States 2015

February 6, 2019

This report summarizes the results of an unprecedented nationwide assessment of human effects on fish habitat in the rivers and estuaries of the United States.  The assessment assigns a risk of current habitat degradation scores for watersheds and estuaries across the nation and within 14 sub-regions.  The results also identify some of the major sources of habitat degradation.