A congressionally mandated process to review federally funded Columbia
Basin hatcheries is nearing a major milestone with its release of a draft
set of policy recommendations for review.
And already some of the discussions have shifted to what could be more
difficult terrain — deciding how hatcheries’ successes will be judged
and how those judgments would affect the flow of federal dollars.
Food for thought on hatchery evaluation was offered last week by Stephen
Smith, the …