Throughout the southern half of their range, wild steelhead have experienced tremendous declines during the last century and a half. While many factors have contributed to their decline, overharvest in sport and commercial fisheries has been ubiquitous, and today most populations are depressed below 10% of their historic abundance. During…
In order to restore the abundance, distribution, diversity, and long term productivity of wild steelhead and their habitats to assure healthy stocks, hatchery programs need to be removed from management plans where ever possible. Plus, greater priority needs to be given to the long term sustainability of wild steelhead stocks….
Wild steelhead give us so much and ask for nothing in return, but they desperately need our help. This Giving Tuesday give back to the fish that gives us so much by making a donation to the Wild Steelhead Coalition.
In the autumn of 2017, British Columbia’s Thompson steelhead returns were estimated at under 200 fish, by far the lowest return on record. Please take a minute to encourage Fisheries and Oceans Canada to not repeat its mistakes in 2018.
Please take action and submit comments to WDFW by November 30, 2017 expressing opposition to several proposals put forth by WDFW in 2017 during the Freshwater Regulations phase of the agency’s Sport Fishing Rule Simplification Process.