Oregonian: The State of Pacific Salmon? Not So Wild

By Pete Rand

Today’s public perception is that we can benefit — and in some cases recover – wild salmon through hatcheries. From our earliest school years we’re exposed to the notion of hatcheries as a tool for rebuilding salmon populations. But a growing body of scientific evidence suggests they may have the opposite effect. This apparent paradox is the subject of an international State of the Salmon conference starting today in Portland.

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