How a Naval Officer and CIA Agents Made Kamchatka Steelhead Conservation a Reality
In this episode, John interviews Pete Soverel, who is perhaps the most well-traveled steelhead angler in the world. Not only a tremendous angler however; he is also a dedicated conservationist who helped found the Wild Salmon Center and The Conservation Angler. Pete describes his beginnings as an angler, where he first heard about steelhead (you’ll never believe it), and how his first steelhead turned into a life-long endeavor. He also tells the amazing story of how three people – a former Naval Officer and two CIA staff – partnered to initiate the first steelhead angling expeditions to the Kamchatka Peninsula. Tune in to hear what Pete has learned from his 30 years traveling to Russia and ultimately, what he believes is essential to rebuilding imperiled populations of wild steelhead on the West Coast of North America. Support the show.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.