The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) said the sea lions at 20 to 25 percent of all returning steelhead this year. It’s a problem that they say really started about a decade ago. Department biologist Dr. Shaun Clements told KATU News that they are now considering an emergency permit to trap and euthanize
The Renewable Fuels Standard has not delivered on its promise. As sport anglers and boaters, we have borne the brunt of the adverse effects of corn-based alcohol in our fuels — and the promises of improved conservation and reduced pollution have just not occurred. It is time to back off the Renewable Fuels Standard; and
Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler, representing Washington’s 3rd Congressional District, requests help from Oregon and Washington’s U.S. Senators to pass the Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Act, to help save our wild steelhead and salmon. Without the bill, sea lions will continue depleting critically low salmon and steelhead populations. While this bipartisan legislation is making progress
Oregon’s upper Willamette River wild winter steelhead are in serious trouble – and they desperately need immediate help. The Association of Northwest Steelheaders sent a letter to Oregon Delegation asking them to heed recommendations of scientists at both the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and National Marine Fisheries Service and to work with their
Electrical association pressures Oregon Governor Brown to abandon Columbia River salmon and steelhead recovery measures. Despite tens of millions of dollars invested on habitat restoration, significant reforms and reductions of hatchery releases, and associated decreases in tribal, commercial and recreational harvests, Columbia River salmon and steelhead are still in trouble. The main reason in one
Can You Hear Us Now? In another betrayal of promises the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission once again discarded the intent of the Columbia River Reform package, locking anglers out of all that we paid for, what we sacrificed for, and what we were promised. On Friday afternoon, commissioners voted unanimously to adopt the staff
Accompanying this letter, the Association of NW Steelheaders presents a petition signed by 5,891 citizens requesting you to: (1) Direct the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to commit to full implementation of the Columbia River salmon fisheries reform plan and to enact regulations consistent with the policies recently adopted by the state of Washington; and
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PORTLAND, Ore. February 9, 2017 —Governor Kate Brown called the January 20 Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission’s decision abandoning the Columbia River Fisheries Reform Plan “confusing”, “untenable”, and not “acceptable.” Governor Brown gave the commission until April 3 to change its decision and to “honor the commitments” made in the Reform Plan.