Monday, December 9, 2013

Five More Days to Comment and Help SW Washington Steelhead

The Washington Department is accepting comments on the proposed creation of three wild steelhead management zones in SW Washington until December 13th. The proposal would remove all hatchery steelhead from three watersheds, the Green and North Fork Toutle, East Fork Lewis and Wind Rivers, and would be a major step forward for wild steelhead in the region. While the plan isn't perfect, in that it allows the status quo to continue in several watersheds, it is a good start for WDFW as they seek to reform hatcheries and recover wild steelhead in our state. It is critical that WDFW hear from citizens of the state of Washington that they support the designation of these and other wild steelhead management zones, and now its never been easier to submit your comments. The Native Fish Society has set up an Action Alert, and all you have to do is fill in your personal information and press send. If you haven't already commented, please take 20 seconds to make your voice heard for wild steelhead.

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