Be aware that the fishing rules pamphlet will not be available until July and the current pamphlet is not totally in effect through June. Many rules will change before the new pamphlet is available. Best to check WDFW’s website before going fishing for this spring.
READERS INVITED TO LECTURES – APRIL
The U of W has invited all TRN readers to their recreational fishing lectures this spring. For details see this month’s issue on page 8 or contact Professor Christian Grue at firstname.lastname@example.org
SPECIAL FISHING DEAL
Charlotte Queen Adventures has extended TRN rates for any remaining spots during the 2015 season. Better get on it quick though. Call Jim at 425-334-8966 for details.
TRN friend and contributor Rick Graybill has been appointed to the WDFW Fish & Wildlife Commission by Gov. Inslee. His term will go through December 2020.
OREGON’S NEW DIRECTOR
ODFW has chosen their former deputy director, career employee (28 years) Curt Melcher, to become the permanent director to replace Roy Elicker, after a national search of the best person for the job. Melcher has been the interim director during the 4-month search.
TRN BACK IN COLLEGE
For the second year in a row TRN will be required reading at the University of Washington School of Aquatics and Fisheries Science. Professor Christian Grue said, “The course was extremely successful in 2014, and TRN as required reading contributed to improving the understanding of the complexity of the issues and different perspectives to the management of fisheries by the students.”
Soon on our pages there will be a listing, business cards, for many of the best-of-the-best fishing guides across our region. Watch for it!
TRN’s 2015 Wild Northern Fish-In (Kings-n-Lings Slam) sold out fast but never fear, we’ve already set dates for next year’s AUGUST SILVER SLAM (August 20-23, 2016) with Charlotte Queen Adventures. Reservations are being taken now so don’t miss out! Call us at 425-334-8966.
We are all set up for annual reader’s trip to the Baja peninsula in May with two sets of date for you to choose from. Go to our COME FISH BAJA page for details.
FISH DOWN 90%
According to the chair for marine science at the National History Museum, commercial overfishing (slaughter) has caused populations of fish species to decline by 90% since 1950.
NEW PSA CHAPTER
The Northwest’s largest fishing organization is still growing, now with a chapter about to start on the extreme west coast. The PSA Ocean Anglers chapter is in formation at Westport, WA. Check them out on Facebook or contact email@example.com for more information.
According to a Guest Editorial from the University of Washington, “...the long-term mortality of non-targeted wild salmon from (commercial) nets is 60%...”
BOLDT FOR HISTORY BUFFS
Now available – two printed pieces that shaped Northwest Fisheries; the original Boldt Decision in
reduced legal format – AND – a reduced copy of the newspaper titled “ Northwest Indian News”
published one month after the supreme court upheld Boldt’s ruling. See our BOLDT FOR HISTORY BUFFS
According to the American Sportfishing Assoc., anglers land only 2% of the total finfish caught while commercials land 98%.
per pound = $152.24,
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BAD FISHING GEAR
Anyone who encounters derelict fishing gear (abandoned gillnets, lost crab pots, etc.) in Washington’s marine area waters can now report their findings for removal toll free by calling
If you would like to help out and enhance fisheries in Snohomish County’s Lake Stevens you can make your tax deductible contribution to: CTEP c/o Jim Goerg, 621 SR 9 NE, #A-16, Lake Stevens, WA.
We were awarded the last Publication Of The Year by the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association.
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Check these out on our Fish Stickers page. Made of high quality heavy vinyl by an outdoor sign company, these are not the "wash-your-car-
and-decal-falls-off’ variety. Small ones for your window or large ones for your boat. 1st class stuff.
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