Turbulent Waters for Steelhead Rule Change

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.

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