Tag archive for: hatcheries
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.
WSC has identified concerns regarding wild steelhead oversight on the Skagit after review of the draft report “Stock Status and Harvest Management Plan for Steelhead Returning to the Skagit River for the 2011-2012 Run Period”.
Anglers are utilized to harvest excess hatchery steelhead to protect endangered wild stocks. Analysis of catch data from the Upper Columbia reflects the outcomes of these efforts for the 2010-11 fishery season.
A multi-organization publication outlining the comments of WSC, Native Fish Society, Wild Fish Conservancy, Federation of Fly Fishers, and Washington Fly Fishing Coalition on the Klickitat River Hatchery Complex program. The Klickitat is a river of extraordinary biological and cultural importance for the state of Washington and for the recovery of listed steelhead in the Middle Columbia.
Wild-fish advocates assert that new hatchery is counter-productive to steelhead recovery.