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We’re proud to share this new video with you, a short film made in conjunction with North Fork Studios that highlights the incredible progress being made on the Columbia River Fish Trap Project. Watch below: 2018 was a big year for the trap. Our research in 2016 and 2017 showed the fish trap to be a highly selective and sustainable […]

In 2016 and 2017, WFC biologists evaluated post-release survival of Chinook salmon and steelhead from an experimental fish trap. The research proved promising – with the results demonstrating great potential for fish traps to reduce bycatch and hatchery impacts in commercial salmon fisheries. Gear Chinook Survival Steelhead Survival Gillnet 0.520 0.555 Tangle Net 0.791 0.764 […]

Monitoring the river day and night with our experimental pound net trap, we are at the front lines of the Columbia seven days a week, documenting the health of our region’s salmon and steelhead runs and the watershed that supports them. Beyond achieving our primary research objectives to document long-term post-release survival from our State’s […]