Author: Barry Allyn

2024 Halibut Derby!

2024 Fish Northwest Halibut Derby tickets are now on sale through 4/30/2024! The derby will be held May 3-4 out of Friday Harbor. Prizes: 1st Place: $7000 2nd Place: $2000 3rd Place: $1000 Mystery Weight: $1000 Payout will be 50% of proceeds to a maximum of $11,000. Tickets are $100 per angler and available exclusively […]

2022 Halibut Derby Results

The second annual Fish Northwest hali derby is in the books. Last year’s derby festivities were limited due to covid however this year we were able to host an awards ceremony with prizes, food and raffle prizes to congratulate the winners and thank all participants for supporting the FNW mission. We were pleasantly surprised by […]

FNW v. NMFS Administrative Record Now Available

As part of the ESA lawsuit filed by Fish Northwest, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) was ordered by federal judge Thomas Zilly to produce all administrative records related to the claims made by FNW. This collection of documents has been received and currently is under review as the case moves forward. In the spirit […]

Check out the new FNW Store!

Click here to visit the FNW store We are grateful to have yet another FNW member business, Ashley’s Design, step forward to support Fish Northwest by providing us with an online merchandise store. We are happy to finally be able to honor the frequent requests for t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and other swag to help spread […]

FNW Files Motion to Consolidate

Today at 5 PM FNW asked the Federal Court, Western District of Washington, to combine the previously filed Motion to Intervene United States v. Washington, 384 F. Supp. 312, 419 (Aka. the Boldt Decision) with the second lawsuit filed just weeks ago. The second suit was filed claiming the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and […]

FNW members who’ve gone above and beyond

The groundswell of support for Fish Northwest through our steadily growing membership has put us in a strong position as we prepare to file our second lawsuit to restore recreational fishing opportunity. We’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you again to everyone who has joined FNW, and especially to those members who […]

2020 Catch Sharing Data

Here’s an Excel spreadsheet containing the catch sharing data from 2020 as reported by WDFW. Data is broken down by river, scroll to the far right to see the totals. Note: Treaty vs. non-treaty sharing is highlighted in yellow. 2020 Catch Sharing Data Here are just the totals which show the treaty share at 79.3% […]

North of Falcon Fallout

As reality begins to set in that blackmouth fishing in most of Puget Sound is no longer possible and summer seasons are now the next target, we’d like to remind you of how we got to this point. Salmon & Steelhead Journal recently wrote an excellent article on how the North of Falcon season-setting process […]