Originally Posted By: eyeFISH
This will be the last year of adult returns of Willapa River origin hatchery fish from the old (pre-policy) smolt releases.

2019 will be the first year that the entire Willapa-origin cohort will be the progeny from the reduced production and smolt releases from Forks Creek.

My original statement stands.... got confirmation from the lead WB bio today.

Parental brood 2013 was the last LARGE egg-take at Forks Creek. These were released in 2014. The 0.4 age class from that brood returns in 2018. Last of the Mohicans.

2019 will see the 0.4's from the SMALL Willapa/Forks 2015 release. Essentially all age classes in the 2019 return will be from the smaller out plants since 2015.
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