Hatchery vs. Wild Salmonid Symposium

The Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is holding a symposium on hatchery vs. wild salmon.

From the site:

“One of the most controversial and hot topics in fisheries biology today is the interaction between hatchery and wild salmon and steelhead. To address and better understand these interactions, fisheries managers and researchers are reevaluating how hatchery programs are managed and if these programs may be contributing to the decline in wild populations. However, hatcheries across the Pacific Northwest continue to play a vital role in producing fish that support recreational, commercial, and tribal harvest and are used to mitigate anthropogenic impacts to fish populations.”

More information can be found at http://orafs.org

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