Tag archive for: hatcheries
Today, four conservation groups asked the US District Court for Western Washington to halt planned releases of hatchery coho salmon and steelhead into the Elwha River until the Court has an opportunity to determine whether the releases comply with the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Take two minutes to send comments to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and let them know it is time to stop our hatchery steelhead addiction and move toward wild steelhead recovery.
A new study reveals that segregated hatcheries may in fact be ineffective at minimizing the impacts on wild steelhead populations.
We recommend the following six books to help you get started in understanding the plight of wild steelhead and salmon in the Pacific Northwest and the complicated nature of their management.
A study published in the Journal Evolutionary Applications supports claims that segregated hatcheries do in fact have an impact on the gene pool of wild populations, as discovered in wild steelhead populations from Forks Creek, a tributary to the Willapa River in Washington.
Fisherman, and Patagonia ambassador, Dylan Tomine shares his concerns about restocking the Elwha River with non-native, hatchery-raised fish at the Elwha River Science Symposium. The Symposium was held in conjunction with the historic Elwha River dam removal project.