New Hatchery

OPB | Feb. 1, 1998 7:30 p.m.

There are a number of people who believe that stocking our rivers and streams with hatchery fish is the answer to our depleted fish populations, but the latest research doesn’t appear to back this up. Using genetic marking, scientists discover that hatchery fish are passing on their genetic weaknesses to wild steelhead salmon.

First Broadcast: 1998
Producer: Jim Newman

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