Is anyone interested in the status of Oregon’s coastal anadromous salmon and steelhead? I bet that plenty of people are not familiar with some basic facts like which species is most abundant, which species is most widely distributed, which species fluctuates in abundance the most, which species has the highest proportion of hatchery fish or the highest harvest rate in fisheries. How about the trend over the last five decades in the number of hatchery fish released on the coast?
When: October 22nd 2pm.
Where: The Caddis Fly Angling Shop – 168 West 6th ave, Eugene, OR 97401
The big picture answers to these questions are buried in the executive summary of the Oregon Coastal Multi
species Conservation and Management Plan.
If you open the Executive Summary document and take a look at page 5 you will see trends by decade for species of spawners and smolts released too. This is fascinating stuff as far as I’m concerned — if you think so too, I’ll be at the Caddis Fly Shop this coming Saturday (October 22nd) from noon – 2 PM to review the answers to the questions posed n the introduction above.
I hope to see you at the Shop Saturday – October 22nd – full of questions about hatchery and wild salmon and steelhead on the coast. I won’t have all the answers, but I’ll be on solid ground providing basic background on coho, fall chinook, spring Chinook, summer steelhead, winter steelhead, chum, and coastal cutthroat.
Jay Nicholas, October