2020 Wild Steelhead Return Downgraded

Fire on the Mountain - August 2020 Summer – Fall Columbia River Report                                 September 8, 2020 The Sliding Scales The 2020 wild A-run Columbia River summer steelhead return was just downgraded from the pre-season forecast of 85,900 fish to 80,300 fish – about a 7% slide. Dam counts and passage numbers are too low … Continue reading 2020 Wild Steelhead Return Downgraded

Compelling Comments on the Columbia River DEIS from Idaho

These Comments to Columbia and Snake River Dam Operators from Five Former Idaho Fish and Game Commissioners - Urging Removal of the Lower Snake River Dams to Recover Wild Steelhead and Salmon in the Snake River Country of Oregon, Washington and Idaho deserve our attention and thanks. The Columbia and Snake River Dam DEIS Comments … Continue reading Compelling Comments on the Columbia River DEIS from Idaho

Wild Pacific Salmon: A Threatened Legacy

The family Salmonidae has a long history. It may go back 100 million years. Forty million years ago the earliest confirmed Salmonidae, a fish resembling a modern grayling, left its bones in lake sediments in British Columbia. Fifteen million years ago a six-foot stream-dwelling salmon with large curved breeding teeth known as the sabre tooth … Continue reading Wild Pacific Salmon: A Threatened Legacy

Announcement: exciting new partnership with The Fly Shop

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership courtesy of The Fly Shop®, one of the largest and most recognizable names in fly fishing retail and international travel. As a lean organization, partnerships like this enable us to build our capacity and grow our impact, and we are very grateful for their support. How does … Continue reading Announcement: exciting new partnership with The Fly Shop

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