Nehalem River/Tillamook Bay Overview

Goals: Create regional stronghold for salmon and steelhead and trout stocks by protecting 250,000 acres of public forestland and 8,000 acres of private lower river floodplain lands. Secure permanent headwaters to the ocean protection of key habitat in at least one river system in each watershed…

Hokkaido State of the Salmon Conference: Key for Exportation Strategy

The international State of the Salmon 2009 Conference was held in Vancouver, BC, Canada from February 2 to 5 to discuss Pacific Rim wild salmon conservation. Although ‘wild salmon conservation’ is not a priority in Japan due to the successful salmon hatchery-based management, it may be time to change. The conference and the challenge in Hokkaido is discussed.

Males as Vectors to Hatchery/Wild Spawning Interactions and the Reshaping of Wild Steelhead/Rainbow Populations Through Fishery Management

The primary purpose of this paper is to provide evidence to a hypothesis: the temporal breadth for potential spawning is so broad for male steelhead/rainbow (Salmon mykiss in Russia, Onchorynchus mykiss in North America) that it is impractical and perhaps impossible to effectively manage for temporal isolation of wild and hatchery steelhead when they cohabit mutual spawning areas. It is proposed that if this hypothesis is correct, then there has been a reshaping of wild steelhead/rainbow populations through fishery management in North America when and where management has been based on the assumption that wild and hatchery steelhead can be temporally isolated from spawning together.