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Tag archive for: Hatchery

  • Update: Suit to block Elwha hatchery programs

    As most are aware, dam removal on the Elwha River presents one of the greatest salmonid recovery opportunities in the United States. A Fish Restoration Plan was designed to expedite commercial salmon harvests through large-scale hatchery production, but the levels of hatchery production proposed would greatly impede the recovery of wild-producing salmonids (along with the poorly designed monitoring and adaptive management protocols for the hatchery programs).

    Category: Newsletter Articles | Posted by: | 7/7/12 | Comments: 0
  • Forks Creek hatchery study

    A new study reveals that segregated hatcheries may in fact be ineffective at minimizing the impacts on wild steelhead populations.

    Category: Newsletter Articles | Posted by: | 7/6/12 | Comments: 0
  • 2013 WSC Sportfishing Rule Proposals – Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

    These are the 2013 Rule Proposals developed by the Wild Steelhead Coalition’s Science and Policy Committee and submitted to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to help protect wild steelhead.

    Category: WSC Updates | Posted by: | 6/12/12 | Comments: 9
  • Forks Creek hatchery study

    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.

    Category: Study | Author: Kerry A. Naish, Lorenz Hauser, Thomas Quinn, Todd Seamons | 3/12/12 | Comments: 0
  • Interim Agreement Protects Wild Elwha Steelhead From Hatchery Release

    Non-native hatchery steelhead will not be released into the Elwha River and its tributaries this year, say four conservation groups that earlier this month filed suit against federal agencies and officials of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (in their official capacities) for releases of hatchery fish into the Elwha.

    Category: In the News | Posted by: | 2/24/12 | Comments: 2
  • Suit Filed To Block Elwha Hatchery Programs

    Citing warnings from agency and independent scientists, four conservation groups filed suit today against several federal agencies and officials of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (in their official capacities) for violating the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and ignoring the best available science and threatening the recovery of killer whales, Chinook salmon, and native steelhead by funding and operating fish hatchery programs in the Elwha River.

    Category: In the News | Posted by: | 2/9/12 | Comments: 3