The following is TCA's 2017 Report, detailing our activities this past year and plans for the upcoming year. We thank you for your interest and support! TCA 2017 Report Final Revised
Issue One: Increased water temperature combined with sediment impact on charr survival Issue Two: Options for Hatchery Production: Harvest or Recovery Issue Three: Oregon Legislature Kills Wildlife Policy Improvement Bill Issue Four: Kicking the Habit
The following is a collection of quotes and references from the scientific literature on the topic: MASTER Collected Quotes + Ref H impact on W salmonids
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Just-released numbers show two populations of B.C. Interior steelhead are on the brink of total collapse. According to the data, only 45 steelhead are expected to reach spawning grounds in the Chilcotin watershed this year and only 145 in the Thomspon watershed. "It's clear that we have a severe conservation crisis on our hands," said Aaron Hill, … Continue reading ‘Hurtling Towards extinction’: B.C. steelhead returns critically low
by Bill Bakke Nothing polarizes the salmon community like stocking. We agree that we need to protect and restore freshwater habitat. We accept that harvest levels must be adjusted to accommodate fluctuations in survival rates. It is past time for all of us—anglers, NGOs, scientists, managers and policy makers—to collectively confront our pathological addiction to … Continue reading Conservation and Science Report Issue Four
I went back to Port Elizabeth on October 16 to observe the Viktoria Viking offloading young farm salmon again. The staff on the farm blocked my view of the fish pouring into the pens, so this time I stepped on the farm to take a good look at the condition of the fish. The RCMP presence … Continue reading Marine Harvest – Going Rogue?
The Conservation Angler is pleased to be a part of the Our Two Hands tour stops in Portland (Nov. 6) and Seattle (Nov. 9). Our Two Hands is an eco-angler documentary film about the past and future of wild fish in the Pacific Northwest. The Conservation Angler's Conservation Director Bill Bakke is featured and TCA is pleased … Continue reading Our Two Hands Documentary Film Tour
by David Moskowitz Many news outlets are reporting that Columbia River and Snake River summer steelhead runs may come in a bit late this year. Unfortunately, the numbers as of August 31 show it's too late for any kind of major rebound. That puts our wild steelhead, which push into eastern Washington, eastern Oregon and … Continue reading Inland Northwest Steelhead: Don’t Assume They’ll Bounce Back
Public outcry against the EPA has been substantial after it reversed its prior ruling that the proposed Pebble Mine would irretrievably damage multiple Bristol Bay rivers and place the world’s most productive salmon region at grave risk. Here is TCA's letter that was sent to the EPA regarding that decision.