- Oct 14, 2009
- salem, oregon
fianlly someone is taking the right step'
Sandy River hatchery jumps to center of Northwest's salmon debate | OregonLive.com
Well until marmot was removd they stopped all hatchery fish from making it to the spawning grounds.. for the last few years they haven't been able to stop hatchery fish from making it up river.. so the sandy should(and I believe it does) have fairly pure native dna as 95% of the spawning grounds were above the dam..So in a way its a rotten deal for the clack, pressure wise, if the sandy got closed down. I guess its really nice to have such close fisheries and in a way its not. I personally don't see how there are any strains of wild actually left so that makes it all the more confusing as to how its managed. Population will never fall, fishermen will never stop fishing, so the only true answer is close a river. Are so called 'native' fish really worth it? Seems to me they may already be gone, so we perhaps we should all put our thinking caps on about how to truly manage the fish better. Seems the issue comes down the that it was never done properly in the past. Probably has to be give and take on both sides of the table or it'll be no fishing in lots of areas.