Columbia River fisheries: Expect declines in hatchery production, Kent Martin, Skamokawa

I was interested to see the pictures of beach seining in last week’s Eagle. I was troubled, however, by the third caption which read, “Fishery managers hope the seines will be less lethal to endangered wild salmon than gillnets.” The implication here seems to be that there exists a conservation issue with gillnets. If that were the case, then the projected savings in wild salmon would be credited to spawning escapements. Read the rest here 12:13

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