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Key Issue: Management

  • Interim Agreement Protects Wild Elwha Steelhead From Hatchery Release

    Non-native hatchery steelhead will not be released into the Elwha River and its tributaries this year, say four conservation groups that earlier this month filed suit against federal agencies and officials of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (in their official capacities) for releases of hatchery fish into the Elwha.

    Category: In the News | Posted by: | 2/24/12 | Comments: 2
  • Draft of 2011-2012 Skagit River Management Plan raises concerns

    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”.

    Category: Newsletter Articles | Posted by: | 1/6/12 | Comments: 0
  • WSC Pushes for Barbless Hooks on the Lower Columbia

    The WSC was concerned by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife going against the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s policy to make the Columbia River barbless hook only to decrease mortality on ESA listed species. The WSC reminded ODFW that this regulation was aimed at benefitting the 12 ESA listed Salmonid species inhabiting the Columbia river.

    Category: WSC Updates | Posted by: | 12/18/10 | Comments: 0