by FishnTod Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:25 am
The State of WA has now suspended the stocking of hatchery steelhead in both the Nooksak and Skagit Rivers. This was after extensive research by both the Feds and State officials that demonstrated that the hatchery fish are competing with the wild fish for both habitat and food sources. I hope this will restore our native runs of steelhead. We may come to learn one day that stocking salmon may also harm wild salmon runs as well. Who knows but only time will tell?