Making Sense of the Debate about Hatchery Impacts: Interactions Between Enhanced and Wild Salmon on Canada’s Pacific Coast

Report commissioned by the PFRCC. This report set out the various positions that had been expressed by scientists and others, with a focus on potential harmful interactions between enhanced and wild salmon. It explores the opinions and arguments surrounding the impacts and explains the various concepts, theories, practices and research in this field. Risks are examined in the context of the tendency to over-harvest un-enhanced stocks where mixed-stock fisheries occur, genetic impacts, ecological impacts, disease and negative impacts on habitat from the enhancement facilities.