The Fish Screening Oversight Committee (FSOC) envisions all stream diversions within the Columbia River Basin properly screened to prevent loss of juvenile salmonids and other species of fish. FSOC is chaired by Bryan Nordlund from NOAA Fisheries.

The purpose of the FSOC (spelled out in Section 7.10A1 of the 1994 Fish and Wildlife Program) is to provide overall direction, set priorities and ensure oversight of objectives, funding opportunities, standards, biological criteria and evaluation relative to fish screening activities in the Columbia Basin. The committee is coordinated by Neil Ward of the Foundation.