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Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission convenes for a special hatchery workshop meeting.


Workshop #2: Risks and Benefits of Hatchery Production

  • Introduction of hazards and risks to natural-origin salmonid populations from hatchery production
  • Discussion of selected hazards and risks as examples (genetic, fish health, and ecological interactions)
  • Benefits – brief summary building on benefits discussed in Workshop #1
  • What risks does the Commission’s 2018 Prey Initiative identify and what protections does it propose or provide from adverse effects on wild Chinook salmon populations?
  • Comparison between C-3624 and the draft Co-Manager Hatchery Policy