Dean Discards

Dean Steelhead Fall Victim to Commercial Kicks

Commercial netters on British Columbia’s north coast have dumped more than 167,000 prohibited salmon and steelhead this season in order to catch millions of pinks. The mostly illegal and often unregulated “release” process includes keeping imperiled species out of the water for extended periods, toe-punting and flinging them off boat decks, and killing steelhead, chinook, chum,…