One Idaho Town is Threatened by Radical Environmentalists
It’s a massive disruption for Idaho’s tourist and fishing industry.
it’s likely to put some people out of business who rely on steelhead fishing for a living
The state is shutting down steelhead season on December 7th, months earlier than planned. The cause is hectoring from a band of radical environmentalists.
Each year a few steelhead not raised in hatcheries are caught (perhaps just 3 percent) by fisherman in North Central Idaho. The federal government has failed to act for several years on a waiver. Threats of a lawsuit from the environmentalists caused this year’s abbreviated season.
Washington should eventually grant Idaho a reprieve but in the meantime it’s likely to put some people out of business who rely on steelhead fishing for a living. State Representative Priscilla Gidding’s hometown of Riggins is greatly impacted. She joined us today with hometown concerns. You can listen along on the YouTube video.