Originally Posted by markhusbands
I'll just toss out a couple things. Federal agencies don't really write bills. And the United States Forest Service is not in the Department of the Interior. And NOAA has jurisdiction over anadromous fish. And NOAA published this recovery plan in 2017 for spring/summer chinook and it does not at a glance seem to touch on recreational boating at all.
Correct you are - I mis-spoke USFS is under the Dept of Ag. Good luck to anone getting anything off the record/not published from NOAA Fisheries.
Where I live, the general public play and muck around in all the rivers where ESA spring chinook and steelhead spawn/rear and NOAA appears to look the other way.
Those individuals that have to work with/around these species need a permit do do so legally.