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Dams impact steelhead in a number of ways. Dams block passage of salmon and steelhead as migrating juveniles on their way to the ocean as well as on their return to freshwater rivers to spawn (often hundreds of miles upstream). Some dams include fish passage via fish ladders, although the…
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.
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.