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WSC is extremely grateful for the support it recieved from the following donors and members in 2011…
The Importance of Resident Steelhead (Rainbow Trout), Oncorhynchus mykiss, in the Recovery, Productivity, Genetics and Population Viability of Anadromous Steelhead in Washington: The need to fully protect this life history form in anadromous rivers from harvest and incidental mortality with recommendations for WDFW rule changes.
The Wild Steelhead Coalition recommends that all resident steelhead in anadromous rivers be protected from harvest and incidental mortalities. This protection will further the recovery of badly depleted and ESA listed anadromous steelhead stocks in Western Washington.
Bill McMillan was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Wild Steelhead Coalition (WSC) in early 2010 to continue research and develop an accurate historical baseline of what steelhead/salmon numbers and distribution were in the Columbia Basin prior to Euro-American contact. Funds for the WSC grant were secured from Patagonia’s World Trout Grant program. A previous update regarding this project was featured in the November 2010 issue of The Adipose.
Summer, 2011 issue of The Adipose: the official newsletter of the Wild Steelhead Coalition.
During the WDFW Major Regulation Cycle of 2009, the WSC proposed a harvest closure of wild steelhead during the early winter months (December, January and half of February) that allowed fishing to continue by catch and release. That proposal was adopted by the WDFW Commission and became a formal regulation last year. The following is a rewrite of the justification the WSC provided WDFW to justify this new regulation.
(This article was featured in the November 2010 issue of WSC’s newsletter, The Adipose.) By Chris Grieve Most of the Wild Steelhead Coalition members are aware that the Sauk and Skagit rivers were closed early the last two years during the winter seasons. Many of you probably didn’t know that…