Idaho Department of Fish and Game has asked the National Marine Fisheries
Service to "clarify" its plans for wild steelhead harvest rates
during the 1998 mainstem fisheries and include Idaho in any negotiations
impacting the numbers of steelhead returning to the state’s waters.
"Earlier this year you sent a letter to the Columbia River Treaty
Tribes detailing the rationale for harvest rates of 5 percent to 7 percent
for Group B wild steelhead in 1998 fisheries," says