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President, Rich Simms, summarizes Wild Steelhead Coalitions’s recent accomplishments and upcoming projects for steelhead recovery.
Anglers are required to pay an additional $8.75 for an endorsement on their WDFW fishing license fee to fish for salmon or steelhead on the Columbia River and its tributaries in Washington state. How are these extra angling fees being utilized for the benefit of wild steelhead recovery?
WSC has identified concerns regarding wild steelhead oversight on the Skagit after review of the draft report “Stock Status and Harvest Management Plan for Steelhead Returning to the Skagit River for the 2011-2012 Run Period”.
Anglers are utilized to harvest excess hatchery steelhead to protect endangered wild stocks. Analysis of catch data from the Upper Columbia reflects the outcomes of these efforts for the 2010-11 fishery season.
A WSC member is featured in each newsletter issue as an example of individual steelhead advocacy at work. This issue’s profile features steelhead fly fishing guide John Farrar.
WSC is extremely grateful for the support it recieved from the following donors and members in 2011…