Saturday, August 27, 2011

Steelhead Recovery in Puget Sound Petition

Will Atlas writer of the Osprey Steelhead wrote a petition to Steelhead Recovery in Puget Sound. The Petition states that in watersheds where wild populations have been deemed too fragile for catch and release sport fishing the state MUST substantially reduce or eliminate hatchery supplementation to comply with federal mandates for recovery in threatened Puget Sound Steelhead.

Its really tragic that in the last two years rivers such as the Skagit, and Skykomish, have closed down in January do to low wild returns. Let Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife know they need to make a change in management and sign the petition.