Wild Steelhead at local Haggens

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Daryle Holmstrom, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    We as humans have a poor track record for things in demand. We tend to err on the side of slaughtering them for profit instead of protecting them for the long term.
     
  2. nick42

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    how else can corporations be motivated to care about what they are doing to the environment unless they see a profit motive?

    i think we should buy wild and put money towards what we care about.
     
  3. AnglerontheFly

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    I am holding The Blue Ocean Institute, Guide to Ocean Friendly Seafood. There are no steelhead listed anywhere. I have an in through West Marine and will see what I can do to get wild steelhead put on the next printed version of this guide. CCA is also a listed supporter of this publication and after tomorrow's meeting in Bellingham maybe this can be addressed through CCA as well. For more information on The Blue Ocean Institute go to http://www.blueocean.org

    When dining or buying you can do the following:

    Text "FISH" and species name to 30644 for instant sustainability info

    Visit www.fishphone.org to download phone or pda friendly seafood guide.

    Every little bit counts. Join the army, join CCA.
     
  4. jasmillo

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    Daryl I read all your posts prior to writing my response....so now do I get an A? Don't know what your getting at. In any case I wasn't attacking you specifically. In fact, I don't have any issues with you talking with store managers, etc. My point is that there are probably more productive ways to attack this issue.

    Angleronthefly posted a site that does have steelhead as a species of concern but it's not red-flagged by any means. Below are three additional websites I came across by searching "sustainable seafood"


    http://www.mbayaq.org/cr/SeafoodWatch/web/sfw_regional.aspx

    http://eartheasy.com/eat_sustainable_seafoods.htm

    http://www.mnh.si.edu/seafood/seafoodchoices.htm

    None of them list steelhead at all. Believe it or not, people read these lists, they are printed periodically in magazines, newspapers, talked about on cooking shows, etc. People who are not fisherman and are not involved conservation efforts will probably not eat these fish if they truly knew their status. Steelhead is not crack- it's trout. People eat it because it's something different not because it's the greatest tasting fish out there. It's also not cheap. Give them a reason not to eat it and they probably won't. The average person just is not well-informed on this subject.

    Seriously, you know how many times I've heard don't eat farmed salmon in recent years? All the time- eventually the message catches on.
     
  5. Citori

    Citori Piscatorial Engineer

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    Jasmillo,

    Thank you. Good points, and I concur completely.

    "It is NOT OK to kill, buy, serve or sell wild steelhead." - over and over and over again.
     
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