Re: at the least be informed
I think you've hit the nail on the head Doc!
What is the purpose of wild broodstock programs? What are the goals? Does anyone who supports these programs really know?
If a native run of fish is in the recovery phase like for example the Wilson river, why in the world would you want to dump a bunch of hatchery fish into this population?
Scott Amerman seems to grasp this better than any other guide on the north coast. He says the broodstock fish are not meant to supplement or add to the wild spawning population. They are meant offer a better fish for harvest....nothing more.
All Bill Bakke is saying is basically to proceed with caution because the jury is still out.