These are our press releases
Court Asked To Stop Elwha Hatchery Releases
Nov 21, 2012
- Wild Fish Conservancy, The Conservation Angler, the Federation of Fly Fishers Steelhead Committee, and the Wild Steelhead Coalition asked the US District Court for Western Washington to halt planned releases of hatchery coho salmon and steelhead into the Elwha River until the Court has an opportunity to determine whether the releases comply with the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Canadian Salmon Inquiry Exposes Agency Conflicts; US Needs Similar Effort
Nov 02, 2012
- The Cohen Commission of Inquiry, an independent group formed to investigate the declining Fraser River sockeye salmon runs, released its final report.
B.C. Legislation Moves to Make Reporting on Disease Outbreaks Illegal and Punishable, While Multiple Salmon Net Pen Disease Outbreaks Occur in Washington and BC
May 25, 2012
- Legislation being proposed by the Liberal British Columbia (BC) government will make it illegal and punishable for a person, including citizens or journalists, to disclose information relating to reportable animal disease in the Canadian province.
WFC and The HSUS File Suit to Stop Illegal Sea Lion Killing at Bonneville Dam
Mar 19, 2012
Interim Agreement Protects Wild Elwha Steelhead From Hatchery Release
Feb 28, 2012
- Interim Agreement Protects Wild Elwha Steelhead From Hatchery Release
Suit Filed To Block Elwha Hatchery Programs
Feb 09, 2012
- Wild Fish Conservancy, The Conservation Angler, the Federation of Fly Fishers Steelhead Committee, and the Wild Steelhead Coalition have brought the suit against the Olympic National Park, NOAA Fisheries Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and representatives of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe.
BC Cover-up Questions the Dual Mandate of U.S. and Canadian Salmon Management
Nov 30, 2011
- Yesterday a leaked manuscript revealed that the Infectious Salmon Anemia Virus (ISAv) was detected in B.C. as early as 2004, and that Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada personnel refused to release the information. This comes just a month after Canadian officials aggressively denied that the virus was present in B.C. and trumpeted their rigorous efforts to detect it and protect native salmon.
WFC Learns of ISAv Detection in B.C. Coho Salmon
Oct 28, 2011
- Wild Fish Conservancy Learns of ISAv Detection in B.C. Coho Salmon
WFC Response to ISAv Detection in B.C.
Oct 18, 2011
- News that Infectious Salmon Anemia Virus (ISAv) was detected in coastal British Columbia sockeye salmon is greatly alarming. The presence of this virus, never before detected in the Pacific Northwest, poses a serious threat to native salmon species that are already in decline or endangered.
Agencies Warned Over Elwha River Fish Hatchery
Sep 16, 2011
- A sixty-day notice letter mailed today to federal and state agencies charges that these agencies are violating the Endangered Species by ignoring best available science and the needs of killer whales and native steelhead by funding a fish hatchery that will impede the recovery of the Elwha River ecosystem.
Feds Revoke Authorization to Kill Sea Lions at Bonneville Dam in Response to Wild Fish Conservancy Lawsuit
Jul 26, 2011
- Feds Revoke Authorization to Kill Sea Lions at Bonneville Dam in Response to Wild Fish Conservancy Lawsuit
Sea Lion Killing Suspended at Bonneville Dam in Response to HSUS/WFC Lawsuit
May 25, 2011
- Sea Lion Killing Suspended at Bonneville Dam in Response to HSUS/WFC Lawsuit
Ninth Circuit Appeals Court Finds “Biological Opinion” For Federal Hatchery “Arbitrary & Capricious”
Dec 09, 2010
- A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled 2-1 on Tuesday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failed to ensure that the salmon hatchery doesn't endanger the tiny remaining bull trout population in Icicle Creek, a tributary of the Wenatchee River.
Lawsuit Over Unpermitted Discharges At National Fish Hatchery Settled
Aug 05, 2010
- A lawsuit filed by Wild Fish Conservancy saying that the Quilcene National Fish Hatchery lacked a federal wastewater discharge was settled last month when the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agreed to issue a permit and reimburse the group's court costs.
Federal Agencies Must Reconsider Net-pens’ Effects On Puget Sound
Apr 29, 2010
- In an April 28 ruling, the US District Court for the Western District of Washington ruled in favor of Wild Fish Conservancy in a lawsuit the organization brought against the NOAA Fisheries Service and the US Environmental Protection Agency in 2008.
WILD FISH CONSERVANCY SUPPORTS ESA LISTING FOR PUGET SOUND STEELHEAD
May 07, 2007
- A Statement From WFC Executive Director Kurt Beardslee
CONSERVATIONISTS FILE SUIT OVER PUGET SOUND SALMON HARVEST
Oct 10, 2006
- Washington Trout Challenges Current Salmon-Harvest Management
SHORELINE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FOR PROPOSED SEWAGE PLANT APPEALED
Mar 16, 2006Duvall, WA
- Washington Trout Challenges Treated-Sewage Discharge Into Important Salmon Habitat