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We received many ideas and suggestions on how to guide hatchery actions and needs into the future. As you are all aware this is a complex issue and many aspects of this effort needs to be better defined.
From our discussion, it seemed, that one issue common to our needs is to focus on success and importance of artificial program activities in meeting mitigation and conservation objectives in the Columbia River Basin. To further our discussion and to take an agenda item to the Regional Coordination Forum scheduled on August 12th we proposed having an additional meeting to develop a high level mission statement. Following is a start to a yet to be completed mission statement.
Artificial fish production activities are vital to the near term and long term success of Columbia River mitigation and conservation requirements