In 2007, there was a proposal by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to increase the allowable harvest for wild steelhead in the main stem and North Fork Umpqua. WSC stepped in with a recommendation that opposed the proposal and called for a ban on the wild steelhead kill fishery in the Umpqua system. This is the original letter sent to ODFW.
An encouraging statement by WSC on the potential ESA listing of Puget Sound steelhead. Although the listing is a sad and sobering reality, WSC says that there is reason for optimism in the Puget Sound region. The WSC is hopeful that the listing will create awareness and spark some much needed media coverage on the declining populations of the worlds greatest gamefish.