Monday, December 22, 2008

Seven State Salmon hatcheries on the chopping block

With massive shortfalls in the state budget governor Gregoire is planning to close at least seven state salmon hatcheries. The state has long relied heavily on hatchery production to mitigate for lost wild production. This sort of fisheries welfare program is unsustainable both economically and ecologically and hatcheries have in many ways exacerbated declines in wild stocks. Hopefully the trend of closing hatcheries continues. Read more about the budget shortfall at the Tacoma News Tribune.

1 comment:

Schuyler Dunphy said...

Does anybody know which hatcheries will close?