Explore basic information about the fish species of the Northwest with these educational pages.

  • Discover the diversity of species present, their common and scientific names, and where they are found.
  • Learn the basic life cycle of salmon in words and pictures with the Interactive Salmon Life Cycle.
  • Follow the various species and runs of anadromous salmonids (salmon, steelhead, and coastal cutthroat trout) in time and space as they grow, migrate, and spawn.

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Fish Species

Learn the fishes found in fresh waters of the Pacific Northwest states and British Columbia.

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Interactive Salmon Life Cycle

Explore the salmon life cycle and learn more about each life stage.

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Life History Patterns

Find out when salmon, steelhead, and coastal cutthroat trout spawn, rear, and migrate.