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Test fishing is finished on the Columbia, and we are very pleased to announce that the trap successfully captured 7,138 salmonids with a 99.87% immediate survival rate! With our PIT tagging goals reached, we look forward to investigating cumulative survival to see if this gear may truly be a sustainable alternative to conventional commercial gears. […]

With each haul of salmon and steelhead, Wild Fish Conservancy’s experienced field staff gathers genetic samples and implants Passive¬†Integrated Transponder (PIT) tags. These important elements of the study will help WFC scientists estimate long-term post-release survival rates from the fish trap; crucial information required for commercial implementation of alternative commercial gear-types. Gathering and implanting nearly […]