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 take this opportunity to speak up for the Skagit, its wild steelhead, and the thousands of anglers that want the Skagit to reclaim its mantle as a crown jewel of the steelheading world.
Please take a few minutes to review NMFS’s Proposed Evaluation and Pending Determination (PEPD) on the effects of the harvest of natural-origin steelhead in the Skagit River and submit your comments before January 8th.
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.