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2011-01-31 20:52:39

Genetic research is showing that healthy steelhead runs in Pacific Northwest streams can depend heavily on the productivity of their stay-at-home counterparts, rainbow trout. Steelhead and rainbow trout look different, grow differently, and one heads off to sea while the other never leaves home. But the life histories and reproductive health of wild trout and steelhead are tightly linked and interdependent, more so than has been appreciated, a new Oregon State University study concludes. The...

2010-09-30 07:00:00

CORDOVA, Alaska, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation [PWSAC] today released findings from an economic study that confirms a long-held suspicion: hatchery fish are critical to the sustainability and health of Alaska's commercial salmon fishery, the sport fishery and to regional and statewide economies. Cordova-based PWSAC operates five hatcheries in the Prince William Sound/Copper River region, all of which generate millions of pink, chum, Coho and...

2010-06-02 11:29:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, animal protection charity Compassion Over Killing (COK) is releasing an undercover video revealing shocking abuses and suffering inside Cal-Cruz Hatcheries, a chicken and duck hatchery in Santa Cruz, California. While employed at the facility as a maintenance worker for nearly a month in 2009, a COK investigator used a hidden camera to document the miseries forced upon newly-hatched birds, including: A chick drowning in a...

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2009-12-22 11:00:31

Every year, large amounts of hatchery-raised young salmonids are released into Swedish rivers and streams to compensate for losses in natural production. But these fish generally survive poorly in the wild.. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have discovered why: the young fish get too crowded at the hatchery. The Swedish Research Council Formas is now granting $2.7 million USD (20 million SEK) to a Swedish/Nordic research project. The goal is to find out how the hatcheries can be...

2009-06-10 07:55:00

Steelhead trout that are originally bred in hatcheries are so genetically impaired that, even if they survive and reproduce in the wild, their offspring will also be significantly less successful at reproducing, according to a new study published today by researchers from Oregon State University.The poor reproductive fitness "“ the ability to survive and reproduce "“ of the wild-born offspring of hatchery fish means that adding hatchery fish to wild populations may ultimately be...

2009-01-22 12:41:48

Children younger than age 5 should not be allowed to handle baby chicks or other baby birds, U.S. health officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report released Thursday advised that live poultry are a source of human Salmonella infections and people should wash their hands after any poultry contact. Salmonellosis is a serious illness that can be transmitted to people through contact with live poultry, including baby chicks and...

2008-08-19 18:00:24

By Sue Longstone IAM the Environment Agency's area manager in the North East and it gives me great pleasure to be writing these introductory words for this new supplement. We are lucky here in the North East to have a rich and diverse natural environment for people to enjoy, from rolling Cheviot Hills to coastal paths in Alnmouth and Easington. There is something for everyone: for bird enthusiasts, spend a day at Alnmouth watching the wading birds in and around the new saltmarsh...

2008-08-09 18:00:13

THE future of the River Tyne's celebrated salmon stocks is being preserved thanks to a new attraction. The Kielder Salmon Centre is now open for visitors. The Environment Agency-run hatchery was opened 30 years ago to help preserve salmon stocks following the loss of important breeding habitats. Staff at the hatchery squeeze eggs out of the female fish before fertilising them in a bowl. Thousands of young salmon are born each year thanks to this technique and released into the River...

2008-08-07 21:00:16

By ALLEN THOMAS Odds and ends from the Columbia River fisheries realm.... Big changes are coming to the operation of salmon and steelhead hatcheries on lower Columbia River tributaries. It's called the "Conservation and Sustainable Fisheries Plan,'' and the basic goal is to help wild salmon and steelhead populations rebuild by reducing the competition they face from hatchery-origin fish. "The biggest problem is that too many hatchery fish are overwhelming the wild fish on the spawning...

2008-07-27 09:00:24

By Joe Gorden, Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa. Jul. 27--The long-awaited renovation of Bedford County's Reynoldsdale trout hatchery will come in 2010, if not in 2009, a Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission official has said. Brian Wisner, director of fish production in the Bureau of Fisheries, said the project engineer -- HDR/FishPro of Omaha, Neb. -- has scheduled the work for next year, but he believes it will take longer to get the necessary state permits. "There's a slim chance,"...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
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