Coastal Cutthrout Coalition

Dedicated To The Science and Management of Wild coastal cutthrout trout

Dedicated To The Science and Management of Wild coastal cutthrout trout

Here's What We Know

    • Native only in North America (northern California to south-central Alaska).
    • Apparent reduced abundance across their range.
    • As a non-commercial species, Coastal Cutthroat Trout receive very little attention from scientists and managers.
    • Mandated recovery efforts for other fish species leave few resources for the study of this unique, wild and native trout.
    • SeaRun Cutthroat recreational fishing in Washington State alone represents over 20,000 angler trips and approx. 1.1 million dollars in economic value per year.
  • Resident cutthroat can produce anadromous and vice versa.
  • Infected by a unique species of sea lice: argulus pugetensis
  • Nearshore oriented
  • Exhibits site fidelity to popular fishing beaches
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Recent work by Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife staff & volunteers has improved understanding of the spawn timing, redd identification and marine distribution of Coastal Cutthroat Trout in the South Puget Sound, but there is still more work to be done.

Here's the Next Step:

Your help is needed to reach the following goals:
  • Describe differential spawn timing of Coastal Cutthroat Trout by age, sex, size and time. 
  • Expand stock assessment efforts beyond South Puget Sound with volunteer training. 
  • Describe fine-scale movements of coastal cutthroat trout across Washington State
  • Estimate abundance
  • Enhance volunteer coordination 
  • Promote national awareness of this unique, wild, native trout.

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