Salmon hatcheries have been with us for well over a century here in the Pacific Northwest. Few of the anglers, and conservation minded people I know, even the most ardent wild fish advocates study the history of salmon hatcheries.
The Oregon fly fishing blog just posted the first part of an article I wrote summarizing he historical expectations of salmon hatcheries in our region. I invite anyone who cares about the future of Pacific salmon and fishing to check it out.
I did my best to be accurate and fair. Guess what? As much as I know, I am sure I have much to discover and new ways of understanding. The only way to do this is to engage in constructive dialogue.
Agree with what you read? Say so.
Surprised? Say so.
Disagree? Again, say so.
Thanks – JN