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Old 03-23-2001, 11:39 PM
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RE:OP Wild Steelhead - Kudos to the WSC

ok figure this quote out..


The Quillayute system might be the most productive steelhead system on the planet. This year state biologists expect a run of 24,000 wild steelhead. Spring surveys showed that last year, 14,664 steelhead spawned in the system, 8,764 more than the state's "escapement goal" of 5,900, which is the minimum biologists think must spawn to fill the habitat.

....how can a minimum of 5900 ""fill"" the spawning habitat of 14,664 steelhead could it be that escapement goals are set at a criminally low level?
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