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….
Please join the Free The Snake Flotilla on Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9 2017 and help send a loud and clear message that it’s time to remove these four outdated, deadbeat dams on the lower Snake River.
Over the next few months, WSC will be selling 500 $20 raffle tickets that offer you the chance to win a meticulously refurbished 1950’s handcrafted wooden drift boat. All proceeds from the raffle will go directly to increasing the return of wild steelhead to the waters of the West Coast.
The checkered history of the eight existing Atlantic salmon net pens in Washington had already made a compelling case for why expanding this environmental destructive industry in Puget Sound is a bad idea. This catastrophic spill of 300,000 Atlantic salmon is the nail in the coffin.