Wild Steelhead Coalition Concerned about Cooke Aquaculture’s Plans to Raise Steelhead in Net Pens in Puget Sound
The Wild Steelhead Coalition opposes Cooke Aquaculture’s application to transition its net pen operations to farming steelhead in Washington’s marine waters and is committed to working with our partners in the fishing, conservation, and tribal communities to pressure state agencies and elected officials to deny their application.
Wild Steelhead Coalition urges WDFW to keep popular catch and release fishery open, calls on legislators to fully fund Fish and Wildlife. “We’re deeply disappointed to learn that the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife is planning to cut the iconic Skagit River steelhead season,” said Rich Simms, Wild Steelhead…
After years of hard work, we are now inching closer to passing suction dredge mining reform legislation (SB 5322), which would ban suction dredge mining in ESA-designated “critical habitat” for steelhead, salmon, and bull trout.
The winter edition of “The Osprey” is now available on your electronic newsstand and contains some great articles about important wild steelhead stories you need to know.
Help secure a generational congressional win for wild steelhead and sportsmen across America by contacting your members of Congress and encouraging them to vote yes on the Natural Resources Management Act.
With your help, we flooded the BLM with comments advocating for the protection of the Methow Headwaters and its wild steelhead. WSC was excited to submit our own comments supporting the 20-year mineral withdrawal as well, which you can read here.