Well are they or not...

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by FinLuver, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. FinLuver

    FinLuver Active Member

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    Klickrolf,

    I've read of the "egg box" approach and agree natural rearing and selection would be an alternative, but the things I've read and the pictures I've seen have shown a poor result, especially when the box gets wiped out by high water events,
     
  2. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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    again, what specifically is the NFS stating that is "downright preposterous"?
     
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    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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    Which rivers are you talking about, and which species in those rivers?

    Again, specifics matter if you want to have a discussion.
     
  4. underachiever

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    The quote is only a problem if you're of the slippery slope mentality exhibited on cryFish. The pudding brains on cryFish think the NFS targeting specific hatcheries means they'll target all of them and, as far as I can tell, that's never been a stated as a goal. Bakke's comment can still be in line with the mission of the NFS since it seems they're willing to accept that hatcheries are going to continue to be part of the approach, just not on every single river.
     
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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Another one chooses to take his toys and go pout...I'm sure FinLuver is devastated :rolleyes:. Seems some simply cannot handle those that don't sing in harmony with the choir.
     
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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Finding some compromise is always a good start (good post Derek). Everyone I know wants rivers teeming with wild fish just as much as they want to fish. The genie is out of the bottle and hatcheries are not going away (IMO). Finding ways forward with these facts in mind will likely result in more fish and less pissing matches...just saying.
     
  7. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Everyone should simmer the fuck down before the thread gets the padlock.

    I will give my unsolicited spin. It goes like this. The native brood stock and hatchery program has possible value in the rivers we have already destroyed. Perhaps there a recovery can be seen from a hatchery recreation perspective. IMHO, and nothing more than that, any river with wild fish at all, even the most precariously holding on, should be left alone. No hatchery plant influence. Anyone want to tell me to STFU? Anyone want to tell me I can't have an opinion?
     
  8. FinLuver

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    And your point would be "what?" there Ed?

    By your "opinion"... there should NO Hatchery Fish...PERIOD

    All rivers have "wild" fish... (but you already knew that).
     
  9. FinLuver

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    Freestoneangler...did I miss something?

    I have most of the "choir" on IGNORE. :D
     
  10. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    My point annonymous screen name user that tends to agitate the masses, if we've already killed the river, for sure, planting hatchery smolts can do no more harm. If evidence of spawning wild pairs remain, hatchery fish should NOT, for any reason, be introduced. Clear enough? I thought it was pretty easy to read before.

    I don't know how they do things in Oregon, but here in Washington humans trying to help by introducing hatchery fish seems to be doing more harm than good. Based on my opinion, gut, feeling...no claim to any empirical evidence or statistics backing what I believe. Just one man putting his opinion all side his name.

    I'm a moderator. I do not have the luxury of an ignore list like so many pride yourselves on and brag about. I do not hide behind a screen name. Here I am, right out in the open sharing my own two cents.

    Now, how about a civil discourse?
     
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    Well Ed, there are more "wild" fish in a river system than the fish we throw in from hatcheries; and it's that short sightedness that is the root of the problem.

    And it's an "easy read" if all things are not considered.

    Fair Enough??
     
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    Never mind.
     
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    Obviously you never look at the Bonneville dam counts.
     
  14. FinLuver

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    FinLuver said:
    Well Ed, there are more "wild" fish in a river system than the fish we throw in from hatcheries; and it's that short sightedness that is the root of the problem.

    And it's an "easy read" if all things are not considered.

    Fair Enough??​
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    JS said: Obviously you never look at the Bonneville dam counts.​
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    And the tea in China means what?​
     
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    What the hell? Now you're quoting yourself? At least your nonsense threads and posts are morbidly entertaining:) Kind of like watching a train wreck. I just can't look away.
     
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