Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Food for Thought: Hatchery Theory and Practice

Theory in Hatchery Management is used by those that know everything about replicating juvenile salmonids but none of it works to help manage our dwindling native runs of fish.  Hatchery practice is used with the thinking that hatchery managers know what they are doing, yet they don't know why both their hatchery and native escapement cannot meet the needs of their individual watershed. Hatchery management occurs when theory and practice are combined: nothing works, nobody knows why and our fish runs go down the shitter, pissing off fish huggers, fishermen and tax payers alike........

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