215 SW Arrow St, Waldport, OR 97394 • Ph: 541-563-6397 • Fax: 541-563-6597
Current E-Edition

TopStories Sports Obits Community Home 

Hatching wild ideas

Posted: Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

The Oregon Hatchery Research Center along Fall Creek in the Alsea River basin provides a state-of-the-art facility for scientists to study hatchery and wild fish, and compare interactions and other infromation related to helping wild salmon. (Photos by Terry Dillman)
Research center looks at hatchery versus wild fish

WALDPORT - Wild salmon runs are threatened or endangered in two-thirds of their ranges in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California. Fisheries scientists often attribute salmon decline in our region to the “four H’s”- habitat loss, harvest, hydropower, and hatcheries.

The Oregon Hatchery Research Center located along Highway 34 and Fall Creek in the Alsea River basin midway between Oregon State university in Corvallis and Hatfield Marine Science Çenter in South Beach is designed to study the influences of hatchery salmon and steelhead trout on their wild relatives.

The $7.5 million state-of-the-art facility opened in October 2005 as a joint venture between the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and Oregon State University’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. Scientists, students, and citizens study hatchery and wild fish together.

For the complete article see the 05-30-2012 issue.

Click here to view the 05-30-2012 E-Edition containing the rest of this article.

Select Page:




Copyright 2017 News Media Corporation

News    Classifieds    Shoppe    Search    ContactUs    TalkBack    Subscribe    Information    E-Edition    Business Portal