Lower Columbia Hatchery Plans (10)

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Comment period closed (as of April 12, 2017)

NOAA Fisheries received ten HGMPs for hatchery programs in the lower Columbia River. The HGMPs were submitted for approval under limit 5 of the 4(d) rule for salmon and steelhead. The plans cover programs operated by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and are funded all or in part by the Mitchell Act.

The programs would annually take adult and juvenile salmon and steelhead through broodstock collection activities, hatchery operations, juvenile fish releases, and monitoring and evaluation activities associated with the operation of the hatchery programs.

The ODFW programs rear chum salmon in Big Creek and steelhead in the Clackamas River subbasin. The WDFW programs rear: fall Chinook salmon in the North Fork Toutle River and the Washougal River; winter and summer steelhead in the Kalama River; and coho salmon in the Grays River, Elochoman River, North Fork Toutle River, and the Washougal River. The Elochoman River program is a new program while the other programs are currently ongoing.

For more information contact Rich Turner, at phone number: (503) 736–4737, or email: Rich.Turner@noaa.gov.

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