PMEP supports three estuary restoration and protection projects in 2016! Click here for the details.
The Qwuloolt Estuary in Washington has been selected as one of our nation's 10 Waters to Watch in 2016! Click here for the details!
The first two products from the PMEP Nursery Habitat Assessment, Nursery Functions of U.S. West Coast Estuaries: The State of Knowledge for Juveniles of Focal Invertebrate and Fish Species and An Inventory and Classification of U.S. West Coast Estuaries, can be found here.
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Website last updated June 24, 2016.
Pacific Marine and Estuarine
Fish Habitat Partnership
The Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership (PMEP) is one of 19 nationally recognized partnerships that seeks to advance regional and national goals relating to juvenile fish habitat. PMEP supports existing efforts in targeted priority areas and encourages new efforts to:
Protect and maintain intact and healthy aquatic systems
Our vision is to provide for healthy native fish populations in functional, resilient estuarine and nearshore marine ecosystems in California, Oregon, and Washington.
Our mission is to work with partners to protect, enhance, and restore ecological processes and habitats within estuaries and nearshore marine environments to sustain healthy native fish communities and support sustainable human uses that depend on healthy fish populations.
Our priorities are to protect, restore, and enhance:
US Fish and Wildlife Service Region 1 | NOAA Fisheries - Southwest Region, Northwest Region |
US Forest Service Regions 5 and 6 | South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve | Makah Tribe | Yurok Tribal Fisheries Program | California Department of Fish and Wildlife | Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife | Washington Department of Ecology | Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife | Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission | The Nature Conservancy | Pacific Fishery Management Council