Be sure to get a copy of this month’s issue and read Terry Sheely’s Columbia River Region section on the ATTACK ON SPORTFISHING SPREADS. Every angler in the Northwest needs to be aware of the wild fish zealots targeting our fisheries.
The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA Washington) Executive Director Nello Picinich has a guest editorial this month questioning the “customer service” being provided by the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife.
Federal Fisheries has adjusted misleading economic information and correcting figures showing the commercial fisheries shrank by $2.3 billion.
OLDEST CLUB JOINS TRN
Washington’s oldest fishing club, sporting an 86 year-old history, is now using TRN as a sounding board with their monthly club message. Help us welcome the Steelhead Trout Club of Washington to our pages.
NEW PSA CHAPTER
The Northwest’s largest fishing organization is still growing, now with a chapter about to start on the extreme west coast. The PSA Ocean Anglers chapter is in formation at Westport, WA. Check them out on Facebook or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
According to a Guest Editorial from the University of Washington, “...the long-term mortality of non-targeted wild salmon from (commercial) nets is 60%...”
Washington Outdoor Women (WOW) is now taking registration for their annual fall workshop, scheduled for September 12-14. For a weekend of fishing, hinting and outdoor skills go to www.washingtonoutdoorwomen.org or call Director Ronni McGlenn at 425-455-1986
If you plan to fishing in British Columbia this year be sure to check out the new rules for buying a fishing license. It is no longer available at their tackle stores but you can get it online by going to http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/license-permis/index-eng.htm
TRN GOES TO COLLEGE
THE REEL NEWS has been chosen to be required reading at the University of Washington School of Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences starting this spring in the class titled Recreational Fisheries: Science, Management and Policies. 7 of the 15 lecturers are either current TRN columnists or have been contributors in the past.
Better sharpen your hooks! This year’s forecast for returning salmon to the Columbia river is: 308,000 Springers, 1,602,900 Fall Kings, 1,200,000 Coho. And in BC, the Fraser River has the possibility of 72 million sockeye returning!
SALMON FOR SOLDIERS
The Puget Sound Anglers are looking for volunteers with boats, knowledge and time to take an expected 200 veterans/wounded warriors fishing in September. Call Dave Davenport at 425-870-8478 for details.
BOLDT FOR HISTORY BUFFS
Now available – two printed pieces that shaped Northwest Fisheries; the original Boldt Decision in
reduced legal format – AND – a reduced copy of the newspaper titled “ Northwest Indian News”
published one month after the supreme court upheld Boldt’s ruling. See our BOLDT FOR HISTORY BUFFS
According to the American Sportfishing Assoc., anglers land only 2% of the total finfish caught while commercials land 98%.
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BAD FISHING GEAR
Anyone who encounters derelict fishing gear (abandoned gillnets, lost crab pots, etc.) in Washington’s marine area waters can now report their findings for removal toll free by calling
If you would like to help out and enhance fisheries in Snohomish County’s Lake Stevens you can make your tax deductible contribution to: CTEP c/o Jim Goerg, 621 SR 9 NE, #A-16, Lake Stevens, WA.
We were awarded the last Publication Of The Year by the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association.
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Check these out on our Fish Stickers page. Made of high quality heavy vinyl by an outdoor sign company, these are not the "wash-your-car-
and-decal-falls-off’ variety. Small ones for your window or large ones for your boat. 1st class stuff.
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