Canadian actor William Shatner is calling on the federal government to take action on the declining steelhead salmon population in the Thompson River watershed in B.C’s southern Interior.
Shatner sent a letter to Dominic LeBlanc, federal minister of fisheries, calling out “gill nets and other non-selective fishing methods” for contributing to this particular population of steelhead being unable to reach their spawning grounds.
“It is difficult to imagine that the Canadian government would stand idly by, allowing a ‘business as usual’ approach to prevail when a species is facing extinction,” Shatner said in his letter. “Thompson steelhead, an international treasure, need and deserve your immediate action.”
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