LEVEL OF CONCERN: HIGH
Central Valley (CV) fall-run Chinook salmon abundance has fluctuated widely in recent years, but the number of spawners typically exceeds 100,000 fish per year. However, this run is supported by significant production from several major federal and state hatcheries, which has troubling impacts on the productivity and survival of remaining wild Chinook.
Central Valley fall-run Chinook salmon are largely supported by hatcheries, which results in significant ecological and genetic impacts to the sustainability of the run.
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