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 Coalition applauds passage of bill enhancing fish farm monitoring and accountability, calls on Governor Inslee to sign SB 6613
Great news from Olympia today as the Washington legislature passes Senate Bill 6613, which boosts the state’s ability to monitor and regulate fish farms in public waters!
The Wild Steelhead Coalition (WSC) is frustrated by the new Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Columbia Basin Hydropower System, which is simply a reiteration of the five previous federal plans that have all been rejected by the courts as inadequate.
Please take action today and tell the Washington State Legislature to pass SB 6613, which would enhance the ability of state agencies to effectively monitor and regulate net pen operations.