Ever get into a disput with the grumpy farmer over trespassing and right to river wading access? Well, like many, Amber and Brendan did. And they wrote about it here.
Yesterday at the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club post Spey-O-Rama.
An exhaustive look at available data for 89 populations of chinook and coho salmon and steelhead shows that productivity in the wild shrinks in direct proportion with increases in the percentage of hatchery fish that join wild fish on the spawning grounds.
Meanwhile the debate continues.
After more than three decades of hatchery debate, Pacific Rivers Council and the Native Fish Society upped the ante this week by singling out the Sandy River Hatchery.
The groups filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration over the hatchery's impacts on wild fish and delays in reviewing those impacts.
LINK (Via: Oregon Live)