In the Seattle Times this weekend was an article about the possibility of reducing hatchery operations, including some pretty well-established and long running hatchery operations (Tokul Creek Hatchery in Fall City, which provides steelhead for both the Snoqualimie and Skykomish). I've heard impassioned anglers rant about hatcheries being evil and part of the undoing of wild steelhead; I've also heard impassioned anglers rave about hatcheries playing an important part of our recreational program. What are your thoughts? Do hatcheries really adversely affect wild fisheries? Can our wild steelhead stocks truly recover in a reasonable time frame to the point where they can provide a recreational fishery? Thanks!