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Hatcheries change steelhead genetics after a single generation

December 20th, 2011

David Stauth, Oregon State University News and Communication


CORVALLIS, Ore. – The impact of hatcheries on salmonids is so profound that in just one generation traits are selected that allow fish to survive and prosper in the hatchery environment, at the cost of their ability to thrive and reproduce in a wild environment.


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