Please Help Save the Fishery!!

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Chris Scoones, Sep 16, 2001.

  1. Chris Scoones

    Chris Scoones Administrator Staff Member

    Jan 1, 2000
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    North Bend, WA

    I am writing this month to request a day of your time.
    On Saturday, September 22nd, the WDFW Commission will
    be sponsoring a symposium on the future management of
    wild steelhead in Washington. This is being held to
    gather information for the Commission as it takes on
    the issue of statewide catch and release of all wild
    steelhead. While much of the testimony will be
    scientific, there will be opportunity for the public
    to ask questions. It is very important that all of us
    who support statewide C & R attend this event.

    While opportunities for public testimony will be
    limited, the fact that a large number of C & R
    supporters make the effort to attend, will speak
    volumes to the commission. Sportsmen's attendance and
    participation at the symposium and the public
    testimony sessions scheduled for early December could
    well decide the outcome of statewide C & R and
    possibly the future of wild steelhead in our state.

    The Symposium will run from 7:30 am to 6:00 p.m. and
    will be held in Room A of the Seattle Center Pavilion.
    For your convenience, registration information is
    included on the next page. It can also be found on the
    web at

    This is an opportunity that we cannot afford to miss.
    Please make plans to attend and cast a vote with your
    presence. Believe me, your vote will count. There are
    already rumblings that the bonk and grill crowd will
    be trying to flood the audience so it is imperative
    that we show the Commission the majority of citizens
    want Catch and Release.

    Hatchery fish for the table, wild fish for the future!


    Duggan Harman
    Board President
    Wild Steelhead Coalition
    Web site: