A battle is shaping up around a proposed temporary harvest restriction on the harvest of wild steelhead in southwest Oregon.
A group of five fishermen from across southern Oregon has petitioned the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission (ODFW) to make a temporary rule change restricting all harvesting of wild winter steelhead in the entire Oregon Southwest Zone, effective with the 2020 season.
At stake, say, opponents of such a rule change, is the winter and spring tourism industry throughout Oregon’s south coast.
LINK (via: Curray Coastal Pilot)
Here is a complete update from the Native Fish Society who is helping lead the charge on the temporary harvest restriction.
Almost 25K people have signed a petition asking the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to require the release of all wild steelhead in the Southwest Zone during the upcoming 2020 season.