• State loses contract to operate two fish hatcheries after report of sexual culture

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 #238617  by dj2loud
 Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:26 pm
Watch and see if they decide it's not a viable option to keep it open even after renovations... I truly like the resoning, vobbert did not delve into specifics about what problems the PUD had with Fish and Wildlife but noted officials believed the state had “issues” and the district felt safer using its own employees when trying to meet federal regulations. The hatcheries, which raise salmon, steelhead and other fish, are part of the broader Wells Dam, which is licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

“By having our own staff at our own facilities, that puts that in our hands,” she said.

Watch them both close or be given to the tribes......
 #238671  by Bay wolf
 Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:59 pm
Thank you Larry for posting this. It is truly unfortunate that even other gov't agencies can see how incompetent WDFW is in running our hatcheries. This is most unfortunate, since the momentum gained will be to eliminate even more hatcheries, or turn them over to the tribes.