The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife in partnership with the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission is excited to announce a new fish identification application for your mobile device - the West Coast Fish ID application!
The North American West Coast offers anglers some of the most diverse fishing opportunities available anywhere in the world. Whether you are jetty fishing for Rockfish off the mouth of the Columbia River, angling for Salmon in the Sacramento, or longline fishing for Tuna 25 miles offshore, opportunities abound.
To maintain this diverse and complex set of opportunities and fishery communities, anglers need to be able to identify the fish that they catch.
The West Coast Fish ID application is a digital encyclopedia of common species that can be found on the North American West Coast. The application facilitates rapid identification of common fish species that are targeted in fisheries along the North American West Coast, as well as provide tips for differentiating between similar species.