In 2021, WDFW formed the Ad-Hoc Coastal Steelhead Advisory Group to inform the development of a plan to protect native and hatchery-produced steelhead for each river system of Grays Harbor, Willapa Bay, and coastal Olympic Peninsula, as required by the Washington Legislature in the 2021-23 budget. The Department will submit the ensuing plan to the Legislature by the end of 2022.
The 12-member ad-hoc committee reflects a broad cross-section of the coastal steelhead guides, research scientists, sport anglers, business owners, environmentalists, and others who are committed to coastal steelhead recovery. Modeled after the Puget Sound Steelhead Advisory Group, which helped develop the Quicksilver monitoring and evaluation package for Puget Sound steelhead, the group has monthly public meetings. More information about coastal steelhead management is available at wdfw.wa.gov/coastal-steelhead.
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The Ad-hoc Coastal Steelhead Advisory Group will provide input on the development of a long-term management strategy for coastal steelhead as required by the Washington Legislature in the 2021-23 budget.