To: Jeromy Jording, NOAA Fisheries Stuart Ellis, CRITFC and TAC Chair John Long, WDFW Tucker Jones, ODFW Fr: David Moskowitz, The Conservation Angler Dt: May 16, 2017 Re: Conservation Measures for Tribal and Non-Tribal Commercial Fisheries _________________________________________________________________ The purpose of this memo is to propose a series of conservation measures to apply to the … Continue reading Conservation Measures for Tribal and Non-Tribal Commercial Fisheries
Respectfully submitted by The Conservation Angler Pete Soverel, President David Moskowitz, Executive Director Bill M. Bakke, Director of Science and Conservation Bill McMillan, Researcher and Archivist The Conservation Angler (TCA) shares the grave concerns about the health of the wild steelhead, particularly the health of B-run summer steelhead based on the 2017 pre-season forecasts presented … Continue reading Memo to Columbia River Compact and the States of Washington, Oregon and Idaho Regarding Wild Steelhead Conservation Crisis
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Overfishing is having a dramatic impact all over the globe, and China is having an outsized impact on the crisis. Having already depleted the fisheries close to home, Chinese boats are sailing farther and farther away and exploiting fisheries all over the world. China's distant water fleet has almost 2,600 boats in operation, most so … Continue reading China’s Appetite Pushes Fisheries to the brink
by Bill McMillan Note on the Research: The research related to the Lewis and Clark Expedition was often reliant on The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Online as edited by history professor Gary Moulton through the University of Nebraska Libraries Etext Center website (now the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities): http://lewisandclarkjournals.unl.edu/ This … Continue reading Lewis and Clark’s White Salmon Trout: Coho Salmon or Steelhead? 200 Years of Getting it Wrong Part Four
Bill Bakke reviews and writes about scientific research on wild salmonids and other wild fishes. This work helps illuminate the research findings for a better understanding of the animal and the policy implications for their management.. He has published the Conservation and Science Report for more than twenty years, and these past reports are found in the archives here.
Part III: Fort Clatsop by Bill McMillan On Christmas of 1805 the Lewis and Clark Expedition moved into their winter quarters near the mouth of the Columbia River named for their neighbors, the Clatsop tribe. 32 men, one woman, one baby, and one large dog were confined to the 50 x 50 foot log enclosure … Continue reading Lewis and Clark’s White Salmon Trout: Coho Salmon or Steelhead? 200 Years of Getting it Wrong Part Three
Part Two: Canoe Camp to Cape Disappointment by Bill McMillan After 12 days, the five canoes were completed at Canoe Camp across from today’s Orofino, Idaho on the Clearwater River. Thanks to the Nez Perce people, the men of the Corps of Discovery had mostly recovered from near starvation (although Capt. Clark felt ill from … Continue reading Lewis and Clark’s White Salmon Trout: Coho Salmon or Steelhead? Part Two
A most interesting weather year and steelhead response at the Mid Skagit tributaries. It will not likely be as large a return year as last year, but may be similar to the 2015 steelhead redd counts – at least as far as the redds that can be found.
Part I: Lemhi River to Canoe Camp on Clearwater River by Bill McMillan On August 12, 1805 Capt. Meriwether Lewis quietly exulted as he drank from a headwater spring of the Missouri River following a Shoshone trail to near the eastside crest of Lemhi Pass. One part of the expedition’s purpose was complete, exploration to … Continue reading Lewis and Clark’s White Salmon Trout: Coho Salmon or Steelhead? Part One