How you take a fully integrated chinook hatchery/wild stock and end up with what we have today is beyond me.

Well you do it by having massive straying which degrades natural gene flow by massive hatchery influence. I worked with Chinook for many years and what existed in Willapa is 100% the opposite of integrated. The desired outcome of integrated is the natural gene flow into the hatchery brood. In Willapa WDFW did the opposite and that means it may be genetically same but the gene flow is ass backwards.

Edited by Rivrguy (02/21/18 09:52 AM)
Dazed and confused.............the fog is closing in