Monday, January 16, 2012

Hatcheries Taking Center Stage in the Oregon State Legislature

This week, for the first time ever, the Oregon Legislature will hold a hearing on the economic and ecological effects of hatcheries. Thanks in large part to the efforts of the Native Fish Society, hatchery policy is taking center stage in the debate around wild fish recovery in the State of Oregon. The hearing will take place at 8:30 AM on Wednesday January 18th at the Capitol building in Salem. Interested parties are encouraged to attend the hearing which will include testimony from experts such as former assistant director of ODFW and noted author Jim Lichatowich, Natural Resource Economist Dr. Hans Radtke, and Dr. Peter Paquet Senior Biologist and Wildlife director with the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.

For directions to the Capitol building click here.

and for those unable to attend, you can listed to the hearing live by following this link.

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