Anybody see the article in the Oregonian a couple of weeks ago about the private rearing ponds in Washington.
I had cut it out to save it but alas, it is recycled and I can't remember which day it ran.
Apparently, this guy constructed some backwaters on his private property in which thousands of native smolts took refuge to rear in.
Somebody blows the whistle on him and lets the bureaucracy in on what he's got going on.
A federal court makes WDFW fill it in because he didn't go through the 'proper legal channels' for constructing anything in the creek.
The article quotes as saying the outmigration of chinook went from something like 100 smolts to more like 6,000-7,000!---And the feds make 'em fill it in! Somebody turn that judge in for taking a protected species...by the thousands.
If there was already a thread on this I guess I missed it, but I just wanted to put it out here before I forget about it completely.