Author archive for: Paul Moinester
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.
During the 2017 legislative session, the legislature passed a proviso that directed WDFW to explore alternative structures for guide licensing. The legislative proviso instructed WDFW to hold public meetings on both the Olympic Peninsula and in the Klickitat River area, but the department has scheduled four additional meetings.
We’ve teamed up with the talented film crew Bloodknots for a tour of their steelhead conservation film “Our Two Hands.” We hope to see you at one of the screenings in Bend, Portland, and Seattle.
WSC Board Member Josh Mills penned an impassioned editorial in Hatch Magazine titled “Sadistic Insanity on the Snake.” The piece poses a simple but poignant question – are the people fighting to maintain the failing status quo on the Snake too stupid or too evil to be in charge of managing an already teetering wild steelhead and salmon population?