Tag archive for: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
During the 2017 legislative session, the legislature passed a proviso that directed WDFW to explore alternative structures for guide licensing. The legislative proviso instructed WDFW to hold public meetings on both the Olympic Peninsula and in the Klickitat River area, but the department has scheduled four additional meetings.
The wild steelhead is Washington’s state fish and one of the most iconic fish species on the planet. If WDFW is truly committed to Washington’s wild future then conserving and rebuilding the state’s threatened wild steelhead populations needs to be a top priority.
Help protect and recover threatened populations of wild steelhead in once prolific Puget Sound rivers by telling Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to establish strong, effective wild steelhead gene banks.
Take action and submit your comments to the WDFW for regulation improvements during the 2013/2014 sportfishing rule proposals adoption process.
A new study reveals that segregated hatcheries may in fact be ineffective at minimizing the impacts on wild steelhead populations.