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The Snider Creek Hatchery: The Impacts of the Hatchery and Increased Wild Stock Harvest on Early Sol Duc River Winter Steelhead with Recommendations for Recovery
By Dick Burge Rebuilding the wild steelhead run on the Sol Duc River to its maximum capacity means we must develop a plan to recover the early run and all other depleted components of the total run. This is possible only if we eliminate hatchery plantings stocks and concentrate on…
WSC and allied agencies provided recommendations to the 2011-2017 WDFW Strategic Plan regarding wild steelhead and salmon management.
WSC states its suggestions for the upcoming State-wide RMP. The recommendations are targeted at creating a RMP that has the most comprehensive and specific steelhead protection plan possible for the State of Washington. The comments call for deep analyzation of steelhead population trends by WDFW and a diplomatic approach that respects all different parties with a vested interest in a robust steelhead fishery.
In the preliminary document to the final comments sent in February 2007, WSC members are encouraged to write to the WDFW with their input based on the points in this document. A recommendation for a WDFW response to the ESA listing of Puget Sound Steelhead is called for. The comments also list a hatchery impacts study and a concentration on Olympic Peninsula and Southwest Washington as priorities among other tactical strategies for steelhead conservation.