Improve Genetic Management

Broad changes to the way salmonid hatcheries are operated throughout California need to be instituted. Changes should include reducing gene flow between hatchery and wild salmonids, minimizing hatchery straying into non-natal watersheds, and marking all hatchery fish with an adipose fin clip so that they can be readily distinguished from wild fish, and using strict mating protocols to discourage inbreeding and fitness reduction.

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California Trout, Inc.

California Trout, Inc.