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Thank You - Wild Fish Soirée & Benefit Auction Wrap-Up
Nov 12, 2014
Wrap up from the 2014 Wild Fish Soiree & Benefit Auction
Risk Assessment Detects Two Viral Pathogens in Farmed Atlantic Salmon
Oct 20, 2014
Final report and summary for Atlantic salmon virus testing project.
Rivers Recover Natural Conditions Quickly Following Dam Removal
Oct 08, 2014
Damn removal study suggests that rivers can return surprisingly fast to a condition close to their natural state, both physically and biologically
Wild Reverence Film Tour - Seattle Stop
Sep 29, 2014
October 2 – Seattle, WA | SIFF Uptown Cinema
Save the Date: 2014 Wild Fish Soiree & Benefit Auction
Sep 01, 2014
 
Scientists want end to traditional trophy fishing of threatened species
Aug 26, 2014
In a newly released study, scientific researchers say the IGFA should stop awarding weight-based world records for fish species threatened with extinction.
Celebrate Wild Steelhead at Fish Tail Brew Pub
Jul 25, 2014
Directly following next week's Senate hearing wild fish advocates are invited to meet-up for lunch at the Fish Tale Brew Pub in Olympia, WA.
"Wild Reverence” Available for Public Viewing Online
Jul 24, 2014
 
Elwha Hatchery Programs Continue To Violate ESA
Jul 18, 2014
Four conservation groups have filed a 60-day notice letter to three federal agencies as well as officials of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe’s salmon hatchery alleging violations of the Endangered Species Act.
Show Your Support for Wild Steelhead at Senate Hearing
Jul 16, 2014
The Washington State Senate Natural Resources & Parks Committee will hold a hearing on July 29, 2014 at 10:00AM to discuss our recent Puget Sound steelhead hatchery litigation and settlement.
Leavenworth Hatchery Violating Endangered Species Act
Jul 09, 2014
Wild Fish Conservancy sent a 60-day Notice of Intent to sue FWS, BOR and BPA for violations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) associated with the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery.
Why Montana Went Wild
Jun 30, 2014
Montana Outdoors interviews the scientist whose research three decades ago helped revolutionize trout management.
Rebuild Of 113-Year Old Fish Hatchery Challenged
Jun 04, 2014
Wild Fish Conservancy appealed a “shorelines substantial development permit” issued by King County for the Tokul Creek State Fish Hatchery.
Elwha dams: Will bringing down NW dams really help salmon?
May 16, 2014
Great article by Daniel Chasan at Crosscut.com - Tearing dams down isn't the only thing that will help salmon, but it's a great start.
Salmon Grown in Land-based Tanks Come to Market
May 15, 2014
The first Atlantic salmon grown entirely on land are now landing on grocery store shelves, marketed as a sustainable alternative to salmon grown in ocean-based net pens.
Give Big for Wild Fish! Match Your Donation to WFC on May 6
May 02, 2014
Seattle Foundation GiveBIG 2014
Lawsuit Settlement Big Advance For Wild Steelhead Recovery
Apr 25, 2014
Wild Fish Conservancy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have settled the lawsuit filed by the Conservancy March 31, 2014.
WFC Presents at Ocean Acidification/Sea Level Rise Workshop
Apr 02, 2014
Ocean Acidification/Sea Level Rise Workshop, April 8th, 2014, in Aberdeen, WA.
Washington’s Steelhead Hatchery Programs Violating ESA
Mar 31, 2014
Wild Fish Conservancy filed suit in federal court today against the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, alleging that the agency’s planting of “Chambers Creek” steelhead in Puget Sound watersheds is in violation of the Endangered Species Act
Court Rules That Elwha Hatchery Releases Violate NEPA
Mar 28, 2014
A federal court in Tacoma held on Wednesday that federal agencies violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in approving plans to release hatchery fish to the Elwha River.
Point of No Return By Natasha Loder
Feb 17, 2014
Check out Point of No Return by Natasha Loder in Conservation Magazines, This Week's Good Read.
One-of-a-Kind Commemorative Seattle Seahawks Sage Fly Fishing Rod
Feb 12, 2014
WFC eBay auction for a one-of-a-kind commemorative Seattle Seahawks Spey rod from Sage
Fly Fishing Film Tour - Seattle After-Party
2014 Fly Fishing Film Tour After-Party, February 6 at Tini Bigs
Court Asked to Stop Elwha Hatchery Releases
Jan 27, 2014
Preliminary injunction asks the Court to stop planned releases of hatchery coho salmon and steelhead and stop the planned taking of threatened adult steelhead for use as hatchery broodstock.
Steelhead Hatchery Programs Violating ESA
Jan 23, 2014
Wild Fish Conservancy sent a 60-day notice of intent to sue the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, alleging that the agency’s planting of “Chambers Creek” steelhead in Puget Sound watersheds is in violation of the Endangered Species Act.
Congratulations: A Huge Win for Wild Fish
Jan 17, 2014
Native Fish Society wins Sandy River lawsuit
IBIS / AST Salmon Stocking Conference
Jan 07, 2014
IBIS/AST Salmon Stocking Conference held in Scotland, November 27-28, 2013.
Designer Fish by Ted Williams
Nov 26, 2013
Check out Designer Fish from the autumn 2013 issue of Fly Rod & Reel Magazine.
Statement from conservation groups who filed objection to MSC certification of southeast Alaskan salmon fisheries
Nov 08, 2013
Wild Fish Conservancy, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, Watershed Watch Salmon Society, and Raincoast Conservation Foundation received notice from the “Independent Adjudicator” on Tuesday that their Notice of Objection to the Marine Stewardship Council certification of the Alaskan Salmon fishery had been dismissed.
Thank You - Wild Fish Soirée & Benefit Auction Wrap-Up
Nov 07, 2013
Wrap up from the 2013 Wild Fish Soiree & Benefit Auction
Conservation Groups Object to Marine Stewardship Council’s “Green Light” to Alaskan Harvest of Endangered Salmon
Oct 30, 2013
Four conservation groups from two countries have joined forces to launch an official objection to the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) proposed re-certification of Alaskan salmon fisheries.
Save the Date: 2013 Wild Fish Soiree & Benefit Auction
Aug 26, 2013
Wild Fish Conservancy's 22nd annual Wild Fish Soirée & Benefit Auction will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013.
Restoration Project on Snoqualmie to Restore Natural Processes and Habitats for Salmon and Other Threatened Species
Aug 21, 2013
Wild Fish Conservancy recently began construction on its Stillwater Floodplain Restoration Project, located within the 456-acre Stillwater Wildlife Unit on the Snoqualmie River between Carnation and Duvall, WA.
Help Protect Giant Pacific Octopus (GPO) in Puget Sound
Jul 31, 2013
Washington State Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) will vote on what additional protections should be provided for Giant Pacific Octopus (GPO) in Puget Sound.
The Danger of Putting All Your Eggs in the Hatchery Basket
Jul 12, 2013
Roughly 200,000 hatchery coho salmon and 2,000 steelhead, resulting from a pump failure at the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe’s hatchery on the Elwha River.
Study Indicates Skeena River Once Supported More Than 50 Times More Chum Salmon
Jun 20, 2013
Results from a study conducted by Canadian and US scientists were published this week, indicating that Skeena River chum salmon were up to 52 times more abundant in the past than at present.
Columbia Steelhead "Strongholds''
May 29, 2013
NMFS wants to see at least four Southwest Washington streams identified as wild steelhead strongholds with no planting of hatchery fish beginning in 2014.
Check Out the Spring Edition of Wild Fish Runs eNews
Apr 25, 2013
The latest issue of Wild Fish Runs eNews is now available.
Action Required - Support the Confirmation of David Jennings to the Washington Fish & Wildlife Commission
Apr 18, 2013
Please contact your Washington State Senator to express your support for Washington Fish & Wildlife Commissioner David Jennings.
California Creates a Globally Significant Network of Marine Protected Areas
Apr 16, 2013
A special issue of the journal Ocean and Coastal Management looks at the challenges, achievements and lessons learned in the public MPA planning processes for California's network of MPAs
Elwha Advocacy Update
Mar 15, 2013
 
Watch Salmon Confidential
Mar 13, 2013
Please watch this important new film from Twyla Roscovich and Salmon are Sacred. Follow biologist Alex Morton as she unravels the mysteries of BC’s declining salmon stocks using some of the world’s top fish labs.
Action Required - Help Recover Rockfish
Feb 26, 2013
Send an email to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission telling them that not enough is being done to protect Puget Sound bottomfish.
Public Meetings - Stillwater Wildlife Area Restoration
Feb 25, 2013
Two public meetings to discuss a salmon habitat restoration project on the Snoqualmie River in the Stillwater Unit of the Snoqualmie Wildlife Area.
Under The Label: Sustainable Seafood
Feb 15, 2013
Three-part series from NPR: The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and certification/labeling of "sustainable" seafood.
Job Posting: CAD/Civil 3D Specialist
Feb 07, 2013
Wild Fish Conservancy (WFC) is currently seeking a full time CAD/Civil 3D specialist to join us in our growing restoration/engineering team.
Seattle Fly Fishing Film Tour Post-Show Party
Feb 04, 2013
Seattle Fly Fishing Film Tour post-show party at Tini Bigs Lounge with proceeds supporting Wild Fish Conservancy
Keeping Alaskan salmon fisheries on a path towards sustainability
Feb 01, 2013
Harvest Reform Campaign Update - WFC and partners working to ensure Alaska remains a sustainable source of wild salmon
Take Action: Sign the petition telling FDA not to approve GE salmon
Jan 30, 2013
Please take action to protect wild salmon and oppose the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) proposed approval of genetically engineered (GE) salmon.
Perspective: Puget Sound Needs a Network of Effective MPAs and No-Take Marine Reserves
Jan 23, 2013
Article for MPA News by WFC Director of Science and Research, Jamie Glasgow.
Conserving the Lifeblood of Puget Sound
Jan 17, 2013
Article for the Puget Sound Partnership's State of the Sound report by WFC Director of Science and Research, Jamie Glasgow.
A celebration of wild fish: May the Rivers Never Sleep, a reading
Nov 27, 2012
Book signing and reading at the Seattle REI, December 7, 2012
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).
Thank You - Wild Fish Soirée & Benefit Auction Wrap-Up
Nov 08, 2012
Wrap up from the 2012 Wild Fish Soiree & Benefit Auction
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.
Action Required - Help Safeguard the Future for “Protected” Rockfish
Oct 16, 2012
 
Action Required - Help Stop Washington's Hatchery Addiction
Oct 11, 2012
Request for comments to tell the WDFW to stop our hatchery addiction on the Lower Columbia River
WFC Presents at Olympic Mudminnow Workshop
Sep 25, 2012
Conservation of Washington's Only Endemic Fish - Olympic Mudminnow Workshop, October 17 in Lacey, WA.
Breaking Ground: Waterwheel Creek Restoration Underway
Aug 23, 2012
Yesterday marked the first day of construction for Wild Fish Conservancy's Waterwheel Creek restoration project located in Cherry Valley, just off State Route 203 in Duvall, WA.
Why Hatcheries Suck by Steven Hawley
Jul 17, 2012
 
Check Out the Spring Edition of Wild Fish Runs eNews
Jun 22, 2012
The latest issue of Wild Fish Runs eNews is now available.
Settlement averts challenge to Forest Practices Habitat Conservation Plan
Jun 12, 2012
State reaches agreement with environmental organizations and timber industry
2012 WFC Sportfishing Rule Proposals to WDFW
Jun 13, 2012
WFC will be submitting conservation rule suggestions specific to both wild steelhead and rockfish.
WFC Biologist Presents on Grays Harbor Findings at Aberdeen Event
Jun 07, 2012
WFC Research Biologist, Todd Sandell presents preliminary findings on our ongoing study on Juvenile Fish Use of the Grays Harbor Estuary
Save the Date: 2012 Wild Fish Soiree & Benefit Auction
Jun 06, 2012
2012 Wild Fish Soiree & Benefit Auction, Friday, November 2, 2012
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.
Deer Lagoon Project Update & Alternative Analysis
Apr 20, 2012
 
Give Big for Wild Fish! Stretch Your Support for WFC on May 2
Apr 18, 2012
The Seattle Foundations GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event designed to inspire people to give generously to Puget Sound area nonprofit organizations.
ISA Virus Update
Apr 16, 2012
ISAv Update
Check Out the Winter Edition of Wild Fish Runs eNews
Mar 26, 2012
Winter 2012 Edition of Wild Fish Runs eNews
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.
Volunteers Needed for a Juvenile Salmon/Fish Community Ecology Study in Grays Harbor
Feb 03, 2012
Volunteers Needed for a Juvenile Salmon/Fish Community Ecology Study in Grays Harbor
Fishing the Nursery is Shrinking Chinook
Jan 24, 2012
Fishing the Nursery is Shrinking Chinook - 2011 Wild Fish Journal article by Nick Gayeski.
Caught Far From Home: Pacific Salmon Treaty Managed Fishery Chinook Catch Composition 1999 - 2010
Jan 18, 2012
Caught Far From Home: Pacific Salmon Treaty Managed Fishery Chinook Catch Composition 1999 - 2010
How to Kill a Reborn River
Jan 09, 2012
Article in the winter edition of Fly Rod & Reel from Ted Williams on the Elwha Fish Recovery
Checkout the Fall Edition of Wild Fish Runs eNews
Dec 20, 2011
Wild Fish Runs eNews - Fall Edition
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.
ISAv Cover-Up
Nov 29, 2011
ISAv cover-up by DFO
Thank You - Wild Fish Soirée & Benefit Auction Wrap-Up
Nov 08, 2011
 
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.
Lethal Atlantic Salmon Virus Found in BC Sockeye
Oct 17, 2011
Wild B.C. sockeye salmon test positive for potentially devastating virus
WFC Scientists to Present at Gilbert Ichthyological Society Annual Meeting
Sep 30, 2011
WFC Scientists to Present at Gilbert Ichthyological Society Annual Meeting
Wild-fish advocates plan to sue over Elwha hatchery
Sep 17, 2011
Seattle Times article
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.
WFC Scientists to Present at Annual AFS Meeting
Sep 05, 2011
WFC Scientists to Present at Annual AFS Meeting
Checkout the Summer Edition of Wild Fish Runs eNews
Aug 31, 2011
Checkout the Summer Edition of Wild Fish Runs eNews
Volunteer Anglers Needed for WDFW Neah Bay Assessment
Aug 11, 2011
Volunteer Anglers Needed for WDFW Neah Bay Assessment
Unmapped Creeks Go Unprotected | Ghost Streams
Aug 10, 2011
 
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
Restore the Elwha Without Hatchery Fish
Jul 12, 2011
Restore the Elwha Without Hatchery Fish
Give Big for Wild Fish! Stretch Your Support for WFC on June 23
Jun 16, 2011
 
The Looming Missouri Dam Flood
Jun 07, 2011
WFC Board Member Bernard Shanks Editorial on Dam Failure
WFC B.C. Research Highlighted in Recent Article
May 31, 2011
WFC B.C. research highlighted in article targeting new Clayoquot fish farm proposal
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
Volunteers Needed for Cherry Creek Restoration
May 19, 2011
Volunteers Needed for Cherry Creek Restoration
Checkout the Spring Edition of Wild Fish Runs eNews
May 04, 2011
Spring Edition of Wild Fish Runs eNews
WFC Teams Up with Dr. Alexandra Morton at B.C. Event
Apr 26, 2011
WFC to Present Alongside Alexandra Morton at B.C. Event
Volunteers Still Needed for Grays Harbor Juvenile Salmon/Fish Community Study
Apr 18, 2011
Juvenile Salmon/Fish Community Study in Grays Harbor
WFC Presenting at San Juan County Natural Resource Data Workshop
Apr 14, 2011
WFC Presenting at San Juan County Natural Resource Data Workshop
Canada's DFO Silencing Ground Breaking Research
Mar 27, 2011
Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Steelhead Summit Alliance Annual Meeting Saturday, March 12th
Mar 09, 2011
Steelhead Summit Alliance Annual Meeting this Saturday
Don Chapman Speaks at Annual AFS Meeting
Feb 28, 2011
Dr. Don Chapman speech notes from American Fisheries Society annual meeting
WFC Study Should Help with Puget Sound Steelhead Recovery Goals
Feb 25, 2011
Historical abundance of Puget Sound steelhead article published in Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Volunteers Needed for a Juvenile Salmon/Fish Community Study in Grays Harbor
Feb 25, 2011
Volunteers Needed for a Juvenile Salmon/Fish Community Study in Grays Harbor
WFC Presents to WDNR Forest Practices Board
Feb 16, 2011
WFC Presents Water Typing to Washington Department of Natural Resources Forest Practices Board
The reckoning: A looming decision on endangered salmon will set the stage for momentous battles over the future
Feb 12, 2011
Op-ed article in the Oregonian by Paul VanDevelder
Checkout the Winter Edition of Wild Fish Runs eNews
Feb 08, 2011
 
WFC Presenting at San Juan County Natural Resource Data Workshop
WFC's Director of Science and Research Jamie Glasgow will be presenting at an upcoming San Juan County Natural Resource Data Workshop.
Save the Date for the 2011 Wild Fish Soiree & Benefit Auction
Save the Date
Two Very Important Rulings for Wild Fish
Two Lawsuits With Two Very Important Rulings for Wild Fish
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.
WFC's San Juan County Work Highlighted
WFC's San Juan County Work Highlighted in the latest NL from Friends of the San Juans.
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.
Deer Lagoon Estuary Restoration Project
Wild Fish Conservancy takes on an exciting new habitat restoration project on Whidbey Island.
Clayoquot Sound Research Project in the News
Wild Fish Conservancy's Clayoquot Sound, B.C. research project is getting press throughout the Pacific Northwest. Watch the latest video.
Triumphant Victoria Finale for Salmon Migration
5,000+ turned out in Victoria for the climactic finish of the "Get Out Migration" for wild salmon.
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.
Federal Agencies Must Use Best Available Science
Apr 29, 2010
 
Hitting the Streets to Save Wild Salmon
World-renowned B.C. research biologist and activist Alexandra Morton is taking the fight to save wild salmon to the streets, literally.
Water typing in the Tacoma News Tribune
Wild Fish Conservancy Director of Science and Research (Ecology), Jamie Glasgow was recently published by the Tacoma New Tribune with an article regarding the need for water typing in Puget Sound.
WILD FISH CONSERVANCY SUPPORTS ESA LISTING FOR PUGET SOUND STEELHEAD
May 07, 2007
A Statement From WFC Executive Director Kurt Beardslee
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WFC Submits Comments on Clean Water Act Permits for Salmon Farms in Puget Sound
Open net pen Atlantic salmon farming imposes a serious threat to the unique balance of Puget Sound.
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, 2006
Duvall, WA
Washington Trout Challenges Treated-Sewage Discharge Into Important Salmon Habitat
Wild Fish Conservancy Staff Visits Broughton Archipelago
 
Wild Fish Conservancy returns from Broughton Archipelago
Wild Fish Conservancy employees Kurt Beardslee and Micah Wait return from Broughton Archipelago for aquaculture meeting hosted by Alexandra Morton of the Raincoast Research Society.