Selected Notes from the study Selecting Against Late Maturing Salmonids

Selected Notes from the study Kusche_et_al-2017 Selecting against late maturing salmonids that may be important for conservation and recovery of Pacific salmon and steelhead.  This is an issue that needs to be included in review comments on U.S. v OR DEIS. Selecting Against Late Maturing Salmonids Kusche, Henrik, Guillaume Côté, Cécilia Hernandez, Eric Normandeau, Damien Boivin-Delisle, … Continue reading Selected Notes from the study Selecting Against Late Maturing Salmonids

Conservation and Science Report

Biodiversity is an important concept in salmon management relating to genetic and ecological variation of a species, but it is difficult to visualize. The chinook in this picture represents a distinct population in the Columbia River that no longer exists.  The habitat and the animal no longer exist.  It cannot be replaced.  It is gone. … Continue reading Conservation and Science Report

Conservation Measures for Tribal and Non-Tribal Commercial Fisheries

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

Memo to Columbia River Compact and the States of Washington, Oregon and Idaho Regarding Wild Steelhead Conservation Crisis

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

China’s Appetite Pushes Fisheries to the brink

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