Study on Hatchery Salmon Viability Releasedby Associated Press
Lewiston Tribune, October 2, 2012
New study challenges early research, says hatchery fish can succeed if bred from wild
New research has found that a hatchery using wild salmon to spawn the next generation can help rebuild endangered salmon runs without passing on genetic problems that threaten future returns.
The study, published Monday in the online edition of the scientific journal Molecular Ecology, contrasts earlier research suggesting that hatcheries themselves genetically select for fish that go on to fail once they are released into the wild.
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