From Native Fish Society
After a year of planning and stakeholder engagement, fisheries managers with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in southwest Oregon are proposing to continue the harvest of wild winter steelhead in their newly released conservation management plan for the Rogue and south coast watersheds of southern Oregon. The conservation plan includes the following issues – Wild harvest is being proposed without population abundance estimates, management triggers are not clearly indicated to help provide a framework or transparency to how the species will be managed, and hatchery program expansions are being proposed on the Rogue and south coast affecting the long-term health of our wild populations of salmon and steelhead.
Please click HERE to take action and tell ODFW to make the changes necessary to conserve and protect our wild fish populations in southern Oregon.
For Wild Fish,
Southern Oregon Regional Coordinator