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Speaking for the Salmon

Hatcheries and the Protection of Wild Salmon
June 6-8, 2001

Workshop Agenda

Wednesday, June 6–Thursday, June 7, 2001

June 6, 2001

9:00-10:30 am
The Setting: Why hatcheries?

* History
* Program Goals and Direction

Panel: Lee Blankenship, Hatchery Review Group, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington State; Allen Wood, Allen Wood Consulting; Don Peterson, BC Fisheries, Fish Culture Section

10:30-10:45 am

10:45 am-12:15 pm
Evaluating some stated benefits of hatcheries

  • Employment/education
  • Surplus fish
  • First Nation resource ownership
  • Case study: Nimpkish Hatchery

Invited Speakers: Bill Bakke, Native Fish Society; Michael Berry, Inner Coast Natural Resource Centre; Henry Nelson and Bert Svanvik, Gwani (Nimpkish) Hatchery.

12:15-1:15 pm

1:15-3:15 pm
Ecological issues

  • Energetics of Hatcheries
  • Predation
  • Competition
  • Disease transmission
  • Ecological function

Invited Speakers: Ian Fleming, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University; Richard Beamish, Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Bill Heard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, AK; Peter Tyedmers, Fisheries Centre, UBC

3:15-3:30 pm Break

3:30-4:30 pm Discussions

4:30-5:00 pm Report back


June 7, 2001

8:30-11:00 am
Genetic issues

  • Natural selection and in-breeding
  • Local adaptation
  • Domestication
  • Straying and gene flow

Invited Speakers: Jeff Hard, National Marine and Fisheries Services, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Conservation Biology Division, Seattle, WA; Reg Reisenbichler, U.S. Geological Survey, Fisheries Research Centre, Seattle, WA; Fred Whoriskey, Research and Environment, Atlantic Salmon Federation; Patrick O'Reilly, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Atlantic Region; Trevor Goff, Mactaquac Biodiversity, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

11:00-11:15 am Break

11:15 am-12:00 pm Discussions

12:00-12:30 pm Lunch

12:30-4:30 pm
Hatchery Reform: Goals, data gaps, measures of success

Invited Speakers: Lee Blankenship, Hatchery Review Group, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington State; Kathy Hopper, Long Live the Kings; Mart Gross, Department of Zoology, University of Toronto


June 8, 2001

9:00 am-1:00 pm
Think Tank (by invitation)
What will it take for hatcheries to be successful?


Representatives from First Nations, the fishing industry, science, government, universities and environmental and community groups discussed hatcheries and the protection of wild salmon. The issues they explored included evaluating some stated benefits of hatcheries, ecological and genetic issues of hatcheries and hatchery reform.


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