Debate about state’s salmon, steelhead hatcheries rages on

In 2022, tribes released more than 39 million salmon from hatcheries, rearing ponds, marine net pens, and incubation facilities across Washington state. Only a tiny fraction survive in the ocean to return to spawn in local streams.

Meanwhile, pressure from conservationists who believe hatcheries are detrimental to wild stocks continues to mount. Though hatcheries have been used in Washington for over 100 years, new science shows they may not work as intended.

LINK (via Cascadia Daily News)

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