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
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
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
The Conservation Angler's year-long advocacy on behalf of Columbia River wild steelhead has born a small bit of fruit before the Oregon Fish & Wildlife Commission. While 2016 and 2017 are some of the poorest runs of wild steelhead since the 1996 (and combined hatchery and wild fish numbers the lowest since 1979), Oregon and … Continue reading Oregon F&W Commission acts to protect wild steelhead, then says 2018 action likely
The Conservation Angler joined wild steelhead advocates to urge the Idaho Fish & Game Commission to protect the very low 2017 return of wild steelhead from undue angling pressure created by targeting hatchery steelhead on Idaho's iconic rivers. TCA is considering a legal challenge of their rule roll-back. Read TCA's wild steelhead angling rule proposal … Continue reading Idaho F&G Commission Changes Course in Midstream
The Fall Issue of The Osprey, the Journal published by the Steelhead Committee of Fly Fishers International is available here. This issue includes: The Case for Managing Skagit River Wild Steelhead Will Wild Fish by "Trumped?" A Great Victory of Skeena River Salmon in LNG Project Demise Traditional Knowledge Meets Science for Monitoring and Managing … Continue reading The fall issue of The Osprey is now available!
The EPA reversed its prior ruling that the proposed Pebble Mine would irretrievably damage multiple Bristol Bay rivers and place at risk the world's most productive salmon region. Click the link to send your comments to the EPA before October 17th.
On Saturday, September 16th, join in for Our Sound, Our Salmon’s Flotilla off the southern coast of Bainbridge Island, in the waters known as the Rich Passage between Fort Ward Park and Manchester State Park. The event will bring attention to the existing harm Atlantic salmon net pens impose upon our sound, our salmon, and our orcas, and to highlight the … Continue reading Our Sound, Our Salmon’s Flotilla: Saying no to net pens