increasing salmon hatcheries could do more harm than good for chinook and southern resident killer whales

Increasing salmon hatcheries could do more harm than good for Chinook and Southern Resident killer whales

In both British Columbia and Washington state, fishery managers, provincial and state legislators, the sports fishing lobby, and even the whale watching industry have advocated for increased production of hatchery Chinook to “save” the critically endangered Southern Resident killer whales. While seemingly logical at first blush, this idea lacks a biological or ecological basis. Further, pursuing…

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https://www.raincoast.org/2019/08/increasing-salmon-hatcheries-could-do-more-harm-than-good-for-chinook-and-southern-resident-killer-whales/