Potential effects of Spawning Enhancement on Wild Babine Sockeye: a Review

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Abstract Artificial propagation is an important tool for increasing the harvest of exploited fish, and restoring depressed wild populations. A spawning channel is one propagation technique often considered benign, yet its potential to adversely…

Making sense of the debate about hatchery impacts: interactions between enhanced and wild salmon on Canada’s pacific coast

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Description This report provides an objective summary of available information on the impacts of salmon hatcheries and other enhancement activities on wild salmon and steelhead in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. It explores the opinions…

Reconciling the conservation of wild salmon and the production of enhanced salmon under Canada’s Wild Pacific Salmon Policy: A discussion

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Abstract Salmon enhancement has a long history in British Columbia. The use of hatcheries and other enhancement tools has also generated much controversy, especially as we learned more about real and potentially negative interactions of enhanced…