Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Bakke in the Oregonian

Check out this great editorial in the Oregonian by Bill Bakke who is a long time fish advocate and the Executive Director of the Native Fish Society. In it Bakke eloquently lays out the bioligical, economic and social shortcomings of our hatchery system in terms that non-biologists will find informative and interesting. The piece is particularly timely given NMFS current hatchery reform efforts on the Columbia River system. Read more here:

http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2010/08/when_salmon_are_a_mere_commodi.html

More information about hatchery reform on the Columbia:
http://ospreysteelheadnews.blogspot.com/2010/08/hatchery-reform-feds-refocusing.html

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