The Columbia River treaty tribes have responded to a proposal by the
National Marine Fisheries Service to dramatically reduce the harvest of
B-run steelhead during the tribal fall season fisheries in order to increase
steelhead escapement levels.
"In our view, there are many things that can and should be done
to improve future years escapement of steelhead, such as improving passage
and habitat conditions for juvenile and adult fish and using real supplementation
actions to …