Tag Archives: fish hatcheries

Hatchery mongrels go into Snake River fake lakes

And Idaho F&G emerges as the winner as more license revenue flows into headquarters. But what about conservation and the preservation of habitat? Duh. Details here.


Wild salmon are not holding up, study finds

And the glitch is the release of hatchery-raised fish – mongrels – into the habitat. This feature from the NY Times does the explaining, quite well.

New tests find no sign of deadly salmon anemia

The New York Times today carried this piece: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/09/science/No-Infectious-Salmon-Anemia-Virus-in-Canadian-Government-Tests.html?_r=1 Straight-on, partners and buckaroos.

Transgenic salmon and humility

This piece, authored by Timothy Egan, speaks very well for itself. “Wildness” continues to be lost, in organism after organism. That cannot be good. Our natural heritage — biodiversity, if you will — is already under attack on so many fronts.

Another report on natural vs. hatchery fish


Why releasing natchery fish kills wild fish

I can easily think of several state fish agencies that are guilty of the very point that headline makes, but still the hatchery biz goes on, all in the name of selling licenses to get the revenue to fund the agency’s operations. Read more about hatchery fish vs. wild fish in this article.

New York DEC chief’s ouster not a popular move

That’s putting it lightly. A too-gentle headline from the Buffalo News for this fine editorial. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation, by the way, looks after the more than three million acres of public land that’s part of the six-million-acre Adirondack Park. And, unlike Pennsylvania which stupidly still has four entirely separate agencies tasked with enforcing (among other things) enforcing conservation and environmental regulations), New York has one, the DEC, which, in turn, has divisions for this and that. Why? Because Pennsylvania refuses to allow the non-hunting and non-fishing resident participate in the actual funding of on-the-ground conservation work. That’s why the state Game Commission (not “wildlife”) still depends almost exclusvively on the revenue from the sale of hunting and trapping licenses for its operating revenue. And that’s why the state Fish and Boat Commission similarly gets operating revenue from the sale of licenses. And that’s why the revenue from the sale of “trout stamps” goes almost exclusively into operating fish hatcheries to continue the debacle of put-and-take fisheries across the state. The Fish and Boat Commission actually buy land to protect a stream? Are you kidding.