‘Hurtling Towards extinction’: B.C. steelhead returns critically low

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

Inland Northwest Steelhead: Don’t Assume They’ll Bounce Back

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

Oregon F&W Commission acts to protect wild steelhead, then says 2018 action likely

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

Idaho F&G Commission Changes Course in Midstream

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 is now available!

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!

Our Sound, Our Salmon’s Flotilla: Saying no to net pens

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