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April 07, 2008

Hatchery debate takes on new significance as salmon populations crash

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A recent study indicates that wild salmon may account for just 10 percent of California's fall-run chinook salmon population, while the vast majority of the fish come from hatcheries. The findings are especially troubling in light of the disastrous decline in the population this year, which will probably force the closure of the 2008 season for commercial and recreational salmon fishing.  

Via: UC Santa Cruz News and Events  LINK

Seventy percent of Oregon's salmon start their life in hatcheries. LINK

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