Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by FinLuver, Apr 5, 2014.
you cannot select for specific traits if you want diversity.
a broodstock program (whether the puyallup or on hood canal) used as a backstop against extinction is far different than broodstock programs used for harvestable fish (non-selective gillnets get 50%). the non-harvest based programs are used to wait out factors that will hopefully change (marine survival, habitat) and allow wild fish to once again be able to support themselves. they really can only be judged as successful until the problems are fixed or resolved and wild fish once again thrive. they are not meant to be permanent programs to provide fish for anglers/netters to turn into turds.
wild broodstock are just the latest hail-mary for the pro-hatchery folks.
Well fine, deflate my dreams of 50# a runs on the GR.
Dreams... hell those are hallucinations. Pretty soon we'll all be thankful for a 8 lb hatchery stud!
*inserts fingers in ears*
la la la la la la, I can't hear you!
http://oregonflyfishingblog.com/201...programs-offer-no-benefits-to-wild-steelhead/ - interesting perspective
A hatchery fish is a hatchery fish no matter how you look at it, they are live stock. To kill wild fish to make live stock is wrong ( unless it's the last arrow in the quiver).
you are delivering it because you have an opinion.
Certainly not the intention, but the primary reason after having participated for several years, I began to oppose the Green River Wild Steelhead capture program that the WDFW, Green River and So King County Steelhead Chapters, and tribe ran for a number of years... just too many fish being lost that might have otherwise done OK on their own. We then tried the weir/trap at the diversion dam and trucking them to the upper watershed... but w/o commitment and funding to improve HH's downstream passage, that too was ill fated.
You can spread a pile of crap all around, but at the end of the day, it still stinks.