To save Klamath River salmon, shut down the hatcheries

Let’s hope they don”t make the same mistake on the Klamath that they made on the Elwha.

In 2021, four large dams on the Klamath River are due to be demolished, in part to revive the river and Klamath Basin salmon. But unless salmon hatchery operations are discontinued soon afterward on the river, the effort will founder. Allowing hatchery salmon to mix with struggling native salmon after removing the dams is like rescuing a dying man only to slowly poison him.

LINK (via: LA Times)

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