Category Archives: Washington State Salmon Politics

Former WDFW Fisheries Manager Says I’m Highly Misinformed. Sorry, I won’t Drink The WDFW Kool Aid

Response by Pat Pattillo, retired WDFW Salmon Resource Manager Policy Lead. About wild salmon and hatchery reform. I think this view (My last post) is highly misinformed, but may be prevalent within the sport fishing community. While I support expanded … Continue reading

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Our Chinook Salmon Fisheries Policy Is Salmon Racist & Wild Centric

Wild Chinook salmon versus hatchery origin fish continues to be a hot, hugely expensive and contested topic. In one corner you’ll find a bunch of “wild only” proponents. In the other corner you’ll find sports anglers like me that believe … Continue reading

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SB 5617 A New Effort to Ban Non-Tribal Gill Nets in Washington State Waters

There’s a new effort to ban non-tribal gill nets in Washington’s waters. Over the years there’s been several efforts made to ban gill nets but so far they have all failed. Now, with Southern Resident Orca Whale populations in jeopardy … Continue reading

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