New Website Explores the Role of Hatcheries in the Pacific Northwest

The Council, in partnership with the region’s fish and wildlife managers, is unveiling a new website about the region’s hatcheries, their historical beginnings, how science has informed their evolution, and the status of hatcheries throughout the Columbia River Basin.

The site provides clear, engaging information to a general audience with links to more detailed, technical information. The goal is to make key information easily available and understandable to all users through bold data points in visual graphics, combined with simple stories that provide background information and context.

Take a look and let us know what you think. We hope it will be a useful resource for anyone interested in hatcheries and how they have changed over time, and it will continue to be updated. This is part of an ongoing effort to explain the work to improve fish and wildlife in the basin.