Category «Papers»

A Rationale for Wild Steelhead Release in the Province of BC

Steelhead fishery participants in British Columbia are generally well aware of the fact wild steelhead have been regulated on a catch and release only basis for many years (since 2007). But, how many of them have any idea of the reasons for such conservative management? Twelve years ago I prepared a background paper in support …

Inconvenient Truths

Seven years ago, shortly after retiring from my career as a fisheries biologist, I prepared a short piece on where steelhead management on Vancouver Island had arrived. Comments on the evolutionary pathway and suggestions for different ways of doing business are as relevant today as they were in 2009. Judge for yourself. You can read …