From Native Fish Society
Today, Oregon’s state legislature is thinking about an expense, HB 3150, that will need ODFW to make use of hatch boxes in southern Oregon, a technique that is inefficient at boosting industrial and leisure fisheries and threatens the preservation and healing of wild fish populations. Hatch boxes position fish eggs from a fish hatchery straight in a river rather of hatching the eggs and raising the young fish in a hatchery center. This management plan was deserted by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife due to its ineffectiveness (extremely couple of fish endure to their adult years) and due to the fact that it makes complex the management of wild and hatchery fish populations.
Particularly, hatch boxes have the following issues:
1) Hatch boxes damage wild fish populations and hinder healing efforts;
2) Hatch boxes stop working to add to sustaining or enhancing fisheries;
3) Hatch boxes hinder ODFW’s capability to fulfill the state’s legal responsibilities, Endangered
Types Act mandates, and preservation strategy instructions;
4) Hatch boxes are irregular with the state’s Native Fish Preservation Policy;
5) Hatch boxes divert the department’s minimal resources; and
6) Hatch boxes run the risk of the resiliency wild fish requirement to endure our altering environment
Please take a moment right now to sign the action alert to legislators today and sign up with the groundswell of public assistance that is speaking up versus HB 3150 and defending wild fish!