more hatchery science

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by golfman44, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. golfman44

    golfman44 5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    Saw it posted on speypages a while ago. Interesting, it'd be good to have access to the original study to see how the conclusions came about. I don't doubt it but it doesn't help much wrt to steelhead hatcheries. The study might suggest spending tax and rate payer's money on hatchery fish doesn't make sense but I doubt it'll change anything. Most of us understand and the biomagnetics wouldn't be a surprise. Hatchery smolts are extremely unlikely to return as adults...as it's always been.
     
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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Heard about their internal GPS units getting fouled. What if we find out it's all the EMF that's been introduced from cell phones and WiFi that is causing them to run amuck? If it gets down to having steelhead or I-phones, I think the fish are screwed.
     
  4. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy sans caféine

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    srsly? conspiracy theory much?
     
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    CLO Future WFF Mod

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    I hear the demographic at Reiter Ponds love science. #problemsolved
     
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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    No conspiracy. There are studies suggesting that very thing -- EMF having ill effects on bee's to people. Does the thought of losing your electronic binky's in order to save steelhead concern you? ;)
     
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  7. Chem trails are responsible for steelhead and salmon decline not indians ontheir cellphones running a gill net across the river
     
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    jake-e-boy sans caféine

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    please link said "study"

    i need a good laugh this morning

    precisely, dem damn chemtrails!!!

    well this thread was informative for a whole 2 posts, nicely done
     
  9. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy sans caféine

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    pen & paper mayhaps?
     
  10. Chris Bellows

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    this is great. wdfw will now spend millions retrofitting all of the iron pipes in their hatcheries to increase returns of hatchery fish. of course all that money will be spent and they'll spend even more money trying to figure out the next hatchery solution when it is determined it isn't the iron pipes. win-win for the hatchery industrial complex.
     
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    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    I think it would be great if I "had" to turn off/leave behind my cell phone. No calls saying it's time to come home, no texts buzzing when I'm trying to cast, no d-bags yelling into their phones as they float by... I'm for it.
     
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  12. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy sans caféine

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    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v509/n7500/full/nature13290.html
     
  13. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy sans caféine

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    i carry mine in areas of no service because 2 reason, pics if i have the time and for when i eventually get bit by a rattlesnake i can call for help, 911 apparently works even in areas of no service, or at least i hope that is true...
     
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    911 is a good reason to carry it I reckon. I quit using my phone for pictures when I dropped one in the sound. :(
     
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    I wonder how this comports with the fact that hatchery steelhead smolt to adult return rates were much higher before hatcheries were updated from ductile iron pipe plumbing to PVC. On the scale of limiting factors I think this is another example of one that rates pretty low.

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