The new NWIFC magazine is available for download. In this edition, you can read about our new leadership here at the commission and about tribe’s using hatchery broodstock to help support weak steelhead runs.
From the magazine:
The steelhead population in the Skokomish River has doubled since the Skokomish Tribe started a supplementation projectin 2006, part of a 16-year-long project to boost the steelhead population in Hood Canal.
The increase in the number of egg nests has given us an early indication that the project is working, but the long-term monitoring will be the true test of its success,” said Matt Kowalski, the tribe’s steelhead biologist. “We expect numbers to continue to increase over the next four years because there will be active supplementation of steelhead in the river.”
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