RE: NANFA-- hatchery shad vs. hatchery salmon answer

Downs, Chris (
Thu, 24 Feb 2000 13:30:18 -0600

Hatcheries which are designed to restore species
populations, but without also working towards restoring natural
(non-hatchery) spawning, aren't "restoring" anything but fishing

Fair enough. I would think that anglers should have such an opportunity.
And if one of your goals is enlarging the proportion of the population that
appreciates clean streams and conserved fish habitat, then having more
anglers and more successful anglers might suit your ends.

>Pennsylvania taxpayers are footing the bill for these efforts, right?

Extremely unlikely. More probable is that it's Pennsylvania's anglers and
hunters who foot the bill.

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