Kamchatka Steelhead Project -2020

The Conservation Angler and our travel and outfitter partners canceled the 2020 Field Research Program due to COVID-19 Precautions and restrictive international travel issues. Photo of KSP Guide Justin Miller by Todd Harris (2019) However, In order to prevent or reduce the incidence of poaching on wild steelhead returning to KSP rivers, The Conservation Angler … Continue reading Kamchatka Steelhead Project -2020

New Oregon Rules Protect Migrating Columbia Wild Steelhead and Salmon Within Cold Water Refugia

Statement by David A. Moskowitz, Executive Director, The Conservation Angler The OR Fish & Wildlife Commission (OR Commission) adopted permanent angling regulations protecting migrating wild steelhead that rest in three critical cold water refugia CWR) along the Columbia River – action we applaud. Facing warming water in the Columbia, rising above 68F each year in … Continue reading New Oregon Rules Protect Migrating Columbia Wild Steelhead and Salmon Within Cold Water Refugia

Columbia River Summer Steelhead: A Glimmer of Good News with Plenty of Caution in the Mix

The 2020 wild B-run Columbia River summer steelhead return was significantly upgraded in mid-September from the pre-season forecast of 1,400 “unclipped” or wild fish to 7,900 fish. While this increase is welcome – the revised return is still only 60% of the ten-year average. The combined hatchery and wild B-run return (the so-called Index) is … Continue reading Columbia River Summer Steelhead: A Glimmer of Good News with Plenty of Caution in the Mix