Groups Petition NOAA Fisheries To List Washington’s Olympic Peninsula Steelhead Under ESA; Dramatic Declines Since 1980s

NOAA Fisheries is nearing a deadline in determining whether it should consider listing as threatened or endangered Olympic Peninsula summer and winter steelhead. All populations of steelhead on the peninsula have continued to decline since 2017 and run sizes have been so small that Washington closed fisheries on coastal rivers early this year, according to a recent petition to list the steelhead.

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