From Native Fish Society
In less than a month, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will discuss the Rogue-South Coast Multi-Species Conservation and Management Plan for the final time. It is our sincere hope that the Commission takes a precautionary approach to steelhead management in southern Oregon—an approach that would include accurate monitoring, clear management triggers and corresponding actions, responsible hatchery management practices that reflect the best available science, and catch and release angling until monitoring is acceptable. Ultimately, we at Native Fish Society want a plan that adequately protects the area’s wild, native fish, and we have one last chance to speak up. The Commission is offering one more opportunity for public comment on December 16, and will make a decision on the RSP the next day. Add your name to the NFS Action Alert telling ODFW that releasing wild steelhead is the way forward in southern Oregon. Even if you have already submitted comments, please do so again. Let’s make our voices heard, and let’s make our voices count!