Originally Posted By: Smalma
eyefish -

I thought that first year of the new Willapa hatchery release levels was in 2016.


Having a little trouble corroborating that, Curt.

Policy passed in June of 2015... about the time 3.2 million sub yearlings from a 3.6 million 2014 egg take were scheduled for release.

My guess is they went out to sea.


Which means the 2016 release should have been the first year of the reduced Forks Creek production.


The final 2015 future brood document lists another egg take of 3.6 million in 2015 to produce 3.2 million smolts for release in 2016.

How does one ascertain if those smolts actually went out? It's not on the hatchery website.
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