Help Sportfishing Win in Court
Gillnet Restrictions: In Oregon and Washington, the NSIA was involved in new rules that changed the allocation of Columbia River fish for commercial gillnetters and put in motion a phasing out period of gillnet use on the main channel, shifting the commercial fishing to off-channel hatchery sites. These decisions have led two lawsuits which are taking resources from the NSIA and we need your help to continue this effort.
Lethal Take of Sea Lions: One of the most frustrating things you can face when you have a salmon or steelhead on the line, is a sea lion taking your catch. We have been directly involved in a successful lawsuit against the U.S. Humane Society to support the ODFW plan to use force against these problem predators. This is both an ESA issue and a human safety issue for sport anglers.
NSIA depends on supporters like you, who care about our industry and want to foster, promote and grow sportfishing in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
In order to continue making a difference in the future of sportfishing in our region, it is vital to initiate a capital campaign for success. So please, consider making a contribution today to keep these vital efforts moving forward.
If you have any questions about these issues, or how your donation would be put to good use, contact me at 503-631-8859 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liz Hamilton, Executive Director, NSIA