Recent Study Confirms Lower Reproductive Success For Hatchery Fish- More Research Needed


From the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife News Bulletin….Science continues to find that hatcheries, were probably not as good an idea as others.

Still, the one constant in all the studies reviewed by researchers from Oregon State University and NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center is that these programs result in lower reproductive success of fish whose early life begins in a hatchery.

“One important finding of this study is how consistent the results were across different systems. There has been a tendency to view each study’s results in isolation, but when you combine them all together the pattern of reduced reproductive success across all the studies is pretty clear,” said Michael Ford, co-author of the study and director of the Northwest Fisheries Science Center’s Conservation Biology Division in Seattle…”

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