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Cooke Aquaculture’s proposed steelhead net pens could have major repercussions on Washington’s wild steelhead populations and must be more thoroughly reviewed before any approval is provided. The following is the Wild Steelhead Coalition’s comments on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Draft State Environmental Protection Act (SEPA) documents.
Wild Steelhead Coalition expresses strong support for the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife’s proposed rulemaking to eliminate harvest restrictions for bass, walleye, and channel catfish in all rivers, lakes, and streams that also support salmon smolts.
Wild steelhead on the Humptulips River regained important protections this year when Selective Gear Rules were reinstated for the month of March.
Wild Steelhead Coalition Concerned about Cooke Aquaculture’s Plans to Raise Steelhead in Net Pens in Puget Sound
The Wild Steelhead Coalition opposes Cooke Aquaculture’s application to transition its net pen operations to farming steelhead in Washington’s marine waters and is committed to working with our partners in the fishing, conservation, and tribal communities to pressure state agencies and elected officials to deny their application.
Wild Steelhead Coalition urges WDFW to keep popular catch and release fishery open, calls on legislators to fully fund Fish and Wildlife. “We’re deeply disappointed to learn that the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife is planning to cut the iconic Skagit River steelhead season,” said Rich Simms, Wild Steelhead…
After years of hard work, we are now inching closer to passing suction dredge mining reform legislation (SB 5322), which would ban suction dredge mining in ESA-designated “critical habitat” for steelhead, salmon, and bull trout.