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The latest on hatchery lawsuits and what’s in our future for wild steelhead recovery from Executive Director, Bob Margulis.
A future for wild steelhead: Establishing the First Wild Steelhead Management Zone on the Sol Duc River
Recently the WDFW made a hard social and biological decision to move the Snider Creek hatchery to the Bogachiel River, freeing up the Sol Duc River for classification as a Wild Steelhead Management Area (WSMZ). This was the result of many organizations and hundreds of interested steelheaders sending in comments to WDFW related to hatchery impacts. The Wild Steelhead Coalition, along with the Native Fish Society, led this charge, providing two white papers and comments on the science of hatchery impacts and the need for a quality Wild Steelhead Management Zone (WDMZ) on the Washington Coast.
President, Rich Simms, summarizes Wild Steelhead Coalitions’s recent accomplishments and upcoming projects for steelhead recovery.
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”.
Anglers are utilized to harvest excess hatchery steelhead to protect endangered wild stocks. Analysis of catch data from the Upper Columbia reflects the outcomes of these efforts for the 2010-11 fishery season.
A WSC member is featured in each newsletter issue as an example of individual steelhead advocacy at work. This issue’s profile features steelhead fly fishing guide John Farrar.