ODFW votes to end N. Umpqua summer steelhead hatchery release

Somewhere Frank Moore is smiling.

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission has decided not to release hatchery summer steelhead smolts into the North Umpqua River and eliminate the Rock Creek summer steelhead hatchery program.

Proponents of the program’s demise cited an abundance of hatchery summer steelhead has impacted populations of wild summer steelhead within the Umpqua River system, most specifically near historical spawning areas.

LINK (via The News-Review)

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