Salmon & Steelhead Recovery Tracker

About ODFW

Oregon Fish & Wildlife Image Fish and wildlife abound in Oregon - our rich and varied landscapes are home to a diversity of wildlife, providing rich opportunities for fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing. Protecting and enhancing the state's wealth of fish, wildlife, and habitat for use and enjoyment by present and future generations is at the heart of everything we do.

Fish Division Mission

The Department is charged by statute (ORS 506.036) to protect and propagate fish in the state. This includes direct responsibility for regulating harvest of fish, protection of fish, enhancement of fish populations through habitat improvement, and the rearing and release of fish into public waters. ODFW maintains hatcheries throughout the state to provide fish for program needs. Operation of these facilities is governed by the following:

To learn more about ODFW and the many services it provides, visit You will find agency contacts, a wealth of fishing resources for the state, and much, much more.

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