Latest Hatchery Stories

2008-07-14 15:00:27

By STAFF, Herald Sixty thousand salmon were released from the McKinnons Stream hatchery yesterday. The Salmon Enhancement Trust Spokesperson Phil de Joux said the fish had been raised till they reached the optimum weight of about 65g. The fish would go out to sea for about three years before returning to the Rangitata River. The hatchery fish had been clipped earlier in the year and Mr de Joux hoped to see between 1 and 4 per cent of them return to the hatchery. It is the third...

2008-07-02 21:00:11

North Dakota's deer gun lottery has been held and individual results are available online at the state Game and Fish Department's Web site, http://gf.nd.gov. Successful applicants will receive their license in the mail by mid-July. The first lottery application process " deer gun, muzzleloader, youth and landowner " had 94,000 applicants, the same as last year. Fifty-nine percent (up from 51 percent) of the applications were submitted online. Nearly 63,000 antlerless deer gun licenses...

2008-06-26 06:02:33

By Matt Weiser, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jun. 26--A bill approved by a legislative committee Tuesday would require the state to build hatcheries to breed threatened Delta smelt. Critics warn it may undercut the state Endangered Species Act. Senate Bill 994 by Sen. Dean Florez, D-Shafter, is backed by a who's who of powerful water agencies. A weighty list of conservation groups has made the bill a top priority to defeat this year. Smelt play a key role in Delta water management....

2008-06-20 12:00:18

By OUT DOORS JIM MORRIS That dreaded fish disease VHS (viral hemorrhagic septicemia) has been found again, this time at Clearfork Reservoir, near Mansfield, detected while doing routine tests on muskellunge. This doesn't mean you will start seeing dead muskies floating all over the lake. In fact, they say if it weren't for the tests of ovarian fluid in the sampling of fish, it's not likely the disease would be detected. At one time, all muskie eggs put into Ohio...

2008-04-03 14:40:00

Hatchery controversy takes on new significance as salmon populations crashA recent study indicates that wild salmon may account for just 10 percent of California's fall-run chinook salmon population, while the vast majority of the fish come from hatcheries. The findings are especially troubling in light of the disastrous decline in the population this year, which will probably force the closure of the 2008 season for commercial and recreational salmon fishing. The role of hatcheries in the...

2006-01-26 06:09:25

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Conceding that using hatcheries to supplement dwindling salmon populations is harming wild salmon species in some cases, the Bush administration plans to move away from the practice in favor of a more direct solution: Catch fewer fish. James Connaughton, chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, announced the new policy Wednesday at a meeting of salmon scientists, many of whom have concluded that wild Pacific salmon will become practically extinct this...

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