Stop the harvest of endangered Bull Trout in Lake Billy Chinook

My first reaction when I saw this headline was, “you can still harvest endangered bull trout?”

In Oregon’s Lake Billy Chinook you can.

Kaden Leeper has started this petition to ODFW Regulation Review Board.

One of the most threatened fish in North America needs your help! Due to overfishing and their mistaken status as a “trash fish” in the early 20th century, bull trout now inhabit less than 20% of their historical range. Yet Lake Billy Chinook in Central Oregon is one of the last two bodies of water in the USA where they can be caught and harvested.

LINK (via The Caddis Fly)

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