Sunday, May 09, 2010
Hatcheries Stand in the Way of Wild Salmonid Recovery
This white paper, done by Bill Bakke of Native Fish Society, is a long read but an important one. If you are concerned about wild salmon, steelhead and trout then please take the time to read it.
It is said that one hatchery salmonid planted in a river with a native population will displace one wild salmonid smolt. With the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife investing heavily in programs like the steelhead broodstock where hatchery smolt steelhead are released high into the upper stretches of a watershed it is small wonder that these wild populations are dwindling at an alarming rate.
Enlightened fish biologist know this to be true.
HATCHERIES STAND IN THE WAY OF WILD SALMONID RECOVERY