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Scott,My two cents for a moment.... I've been reading about the use of triploids as hatchery fish. I tend to agree with it. If the fisheries were to use these fish as hatchery plants there would be no worries about "zombies" interbreeding with native stock. I personally see it in boys' eyes everytime they can catch one of these brutes compared to the little 8" fish they might catch. I'm not sure about this, but I understand that Alaska uses triploids so there is no interference with native steelheads.
I don't know if triploid sea run rainbows would work. If they have know desire to
reproduce would they come back. Why would they if they don't want to
reproduce. They might as well stay in the ocean and eat.