“The current scientific literature clearly shows substantial adverse impacts to wild Steelhead populations from interactions with hatchery fish. In addition to reduced fitness from genetic integration among the spawning populations, other factors; such as competition, predation, disease transmission, and altered predator survival and behavior begin as soon as juveniles are released into the natural environment” says Jeff Dose, longtime Fisheries Biologist with the Umpqua National Forest.
Icons: Mark Bachmann
If wild steelhead need a boost from humans, it would be to give them more space.
BUSINESS BACKLASH AGAINST DEEP-SEA MINING GROWS
Photo: Feliciano Guimarães from Guimarães, Portugal Volkswagen Group, Triodos Bank, and Patagonia today joined growing calls for a moratorium on the emerging deep-sea mining industry. The world’s second-biggest car manufacturer, leading ethical bank and sustainable outdoor clothing company have joined other major companies BMW Group, Volvo Group, Samsung SDI, Google, and Philips in pledging to keep […]
Costa Makes Sunglasses and Cleans Oceans
Discarded fishing nets and gear are the most harmful form of plastic pollution in our oceans. Working hand in hand with its partner Bureo, Costa is taking discarded fishing nets and giving them a new life.
Rossano’s School Featured at COP26
that will reduce or eliminate the impact climate change is having. Displayed in a prominent position at COP26, the installation will connect delegates with specific initiatives around the world, educating young people, and energising leaders to take decisive action to save the salmon and prevent climate change.
Wild Steelhead Coalition launches Wild Steelhead Now or Never
The Wild Steelhead Coalition (WSC) is excited to launch the Wild Steelhead Now or Never campaign, a multi-media effort that strives to educate steelheaders about the plight of wild steelhead and empower all steelheaders to become wild steelhead champions. With these iconic fish on the brink across their native range, time is not on our […]
What Path Are We Going to Take?
It is now or never for wild steelhead. This year’s terrible run numbers should be ringing alarms bells, not a reason to argue for status quo fisheries and seasons. We must face reality: steelhead fishing in the Columbia and Snake Basin is in a desperate, fragile state. The fact is, in this unprecedented season, we don’t have enough fish to sustain the full fisheries of the past. Unprecedented numbers require unprecedented actions. We don’t have any time left and it is going to take all of us pounding on the desks of leaders and agencies to demand changes to restore steelhead numbers and allow for cautious fisheries when populations are high enough to sustain some impacts.
B.C. Federation of Fly Fishers Urges Skeena Anglers to Stop Steelheading
Don’t Hang Up Your Waders: An Open Letter from Mia Sheppard
ice. Isolating yourself from these places is not the answer. Staying connected – as hard as it may be – is how to be a part of the solution.
Costa Sunglasses Releases First-Ever Protect Report
Leading by example, Costa has put its mission into action by protecting waterways, reducing ocean pollution and helping restore coastal communities.
TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE
To survive, our irreplaceable wild fish need clean, undammed rivers undiluted by inferior hatchery stocks, accessible spawning grounds, protected ocean habitat and sustainable fishing practices. To thrive, wild fish need wild fish activists—a lot of them—to protect, advocate and defend them. But what is an angling activist? What does it mean? What do they do? Where do I sign up? Do I have to go to meetings?
Film Trailer: Leap Year
We explore the river and colorful characters of this scene as we ask a serious question: why are these traditions important to us and what does it look like if these traditions come to a screeching halt?