Oregon Fish/Wildlife Commission Adopts Permanent Rule For Thermal Angling Sanctuaries To Protect Upriver Steelhead, Uses Abundance Trigger

Summer steelhead in the interior Columbia River Basin listed under the Endangered Species Act are in the midst of a down-cycle, with several recent years of extremely depressed returns. Oregon has decided the time has come to reduce angler pressure when these threatened fish seek cold water refuges during their upstream mainstem migration.

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