TAKE ACTION: Release Wild Steelhead in Southern Oregon

An important action alert from the 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.



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