I think some folks want to ignore this research because it allows them to avoid the extra cost/effort of trying to maintain healthy wild stocks.
So who do you trust here? The biologists or someones theory about how many fish they caught?
Do you honestly think that Bakke, after all the years he has fought for wild fish would deliberately mislead?
What would be the motivation? On the other hand those that think broodstock programs are the best thing since sliced bread and a cure all to wild fish woes usually have some sort of stake in the whole thing.
Sorry but I'm afraid I'm going to trust the biologists in this situation.