Study Investigates Reasons For Straying Of Hatchery Fish In Coastal River; Lack Of Unique Odor Cue Cited

Hatchery females and larger chinook salmon are less likely to return to their hatchery of origin than they are to spawn naturally with wild fish in the Elk Creek basin on the Oregon Coast, even as smaller chinook and males tend to return to the hatchery, according to a recent study.

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