Opinion: Alaska’s Nonprofit Hatcheries Give us Hope for Washington’s Salmon Runs
Imagine living in a state where the sea is overflowing with salmon, ensuring there are more than enough fish and wildlife to survive and thrive in the Northwest.
A state where salmon reproduction is self-sustaining to such a level that it grows the economy, protects taxpayers and revitalizes the environment.
We visited that state recently. It’s our neighbor to the north, Alaska.
In the early 1970s, salmon runs in Alaska were very low, jeopardizing the state’s commercial and recreational fishing industries...
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