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INFOGRAPHIC: Keep wild steelhead wet!

Category: WSC Updates | Posted by: Jonathan | 2/20/15 | Comments: 1

Summary: Wild winter steelhead enter our coastal rivers in a more mature condition and closer to spawn timing with fish sometimes caught within hours to days of freshwater entry or in their holding and spawning areas. This vulnerable condition makes them susceptible to loss in fry production by improper handling practices and exposure to air. Let’s work together to reduce our impact by keeping wild steelhead underwater. Infographic courtesy of Rich Simms.
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  1. Peter Dorn says:

    id there a difference between more mature coastal steelhead and puget sound steelhead. are sjykomish steelhead less mature?

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