STEELHEAD (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is a member of the SALMON family but is considered to be a sea-going (anadromous) rainbow TROUT. Juveniles remain in fresh water for up to 4 years before migrating to the sea, where they may grow to a weight of 18 kg before returning to their natal streams several years later. Steelhead are powerful swimmers with lots of fight; they are highly prized by sport fishers, who catch them primarily in rivers. Retention of steelhead by sport and commercial fishers has...

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