It is time to demand an end to failed hatchery programs.
An IHN outbreak in hatchery reared steelhead has resulted in the culling of all hatchery fish at the Bogachiel State Hatchery. Wild Broodstock fish in the Snider Creek program on the Sol Duc may also be infected and are being closely monitored for the disease.
If the disease spread to the wild population in the Quillayute system, the effects could be disastrous.
LINK (Via: Osprey Steelhead News)
Bill Hartman is an illustrator and water colorist living in Key West. His illustrations have appeared in Field and Stream as well as many other publications. His site has 7 digital inkjet on canvas pieces posted but has not been updated since 2007.