RE: NANFA-- hatchery shad vs. hatchery salmon

Jay DeLong (
Wed, 23 Feb 2000 16:58:33 -0800

> Why are hatchery shad apparently helping to restore to Atlantic shad
> populations, while the reliance upon hatchery salmon along the
> Pacific Northwest
> is largely implicated in the decline of Pacific stocks?
> I know that different environmental pressures are involved, but
> the arguments
> against hatchery salmon (e.g., weakening of the gene pool), would
> seem to hold true for hatchery shad as well.

Does anyone have any web links to shad hatchery practices? I couldn't find

Are the fish allowed to spawn naturally or are they killed for their eggs
and sperm? Does anyone know how many times an individual shad will spawn in
the wild (Males? Females?)?

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

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