Wild Works Best: Salmon hatcheries are no silver bullet for rebuilding fish populations
David Suzuki Foundation
Authored by: Jeffrey Young, Panos Grames
Oceans and fresh water, Biodiversity fisheries and aquaculture, species at risk, British Columbia, salmon, policy and regulation
A growing body of scientific evidence demonstrates how hatchery fish can harm wild salmon populations. Whether through direct competition for food and habitat or interbreeding with wild fish and altering their genetic structure, science shows hatchery fish can reduce wild salmon abundance and survival.
Wild Works Best: Salmon hatcheries are no silver bullet for rebuilding fish populations looks at the main issues with hatcheries, provides policy recommendations for recovering salmon, and has a reference list for those wanting to research further.