Columbia Basin Hatcheries Gear Up for 3 Million More Smolts

(10/08/18)

Plans to release 3 million additional hatchery-raised smolts into the Columbia River Basin are raising questions about the impacts increased hatchery production could have on recovering wild stocks.

An estimated 3 million additional hatchery salmon smolts are set to be released into the Columbia River basin over the next year, through artificial production projects funded through the Bonneville Power Administration's fish and wildlife program.

The concerns came up at the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's Sept. 12.....................................................


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