Over the past 100 years, fish culture techniques have been applied extensively in salmonid management throughout the Pacific Northwest. The main purpose has been to increase production from commercial harvest and sportfishing opportunities, often as mitigation for loss of natural fish production through various land and water use activities. Ostensibly, there is the potential to increase production significantly since survival rates of juveniles, while in captivity, can be increased. However, more recent reviews suggest that many salmonid culture programs have not been successful in this objective and may have, in many cases, actually had a detrimental effect on already fragile wild populations of fish. It is essential that the provincial Fisheries Program ensure that its fish culture activities are consistent with conservation objectives. In addition, the risks as well as the benefits of fish culture need to be documented in a format that is accessible to various stewardship groups interested in developing l
Pollard, Susan. 2001. The Role of Fish Culture in Salmonid Conservation and Management. Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection. Fisheries Management Report. FMR116
Topic: Fish and Fish Habitats
Keywords: salmonids, fish culture, management, conservation, fish production
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