Artifishal Full Film | The Fight to Save Wild Salmon

Artifishal Full Film | The Fight to Save Wild Salmon

We’ve been stalking salmon since the time of God How far do we go to the manufacturer wildness? It’s not working that the people want it to be wild and that’s what we’re fighting for Humans typically adopt a command-and-control approach to environmental problem solving Here’s the problem we can engineer our way around it Technology is great in so many realms of human experience But when you try to apply manipulation and control of Ecosystems through technology, you’re often successful early on but then problems creep in later on One of the things that our modern society has done is to industrialize all the living things around us We have factories for living things And that includes fish Humans believe everything is for us so if there are animals in the world surely they are for us and surely we should just do anything we want with them or to them and Isn’t that great? Well, I don’t quite see it that way Fish are wild animal populations they’re not made to Or evolved to or really capable of being used at the rate that people use them The whole myth of the Garden of Eden is a place where everything was granted and everything was beautiful and then because of human hubris We were doomed to a life of toil We are certainly casting ourselves out of the garden and dooming ourselves to a life of toil through our hubris This is a king salmon And the guys are pulling the fish off right with their ships him and We spot the fish like inserting a needle into their body cavity which forces air in and pushes all eggs out Then after their spawn here they go to the other side of the table there and we’re Hunting we sample you fish We join the touch phone Be honest like Holman National Fish Hatchery is a mitigation hatchery. We’re here because of Shasta Dam being built 1942 So the purpose of Pullman National Fish Hatchery is to mitigate for the loss of habitat due to Shasta Dam the creation of the dam prevented about 180 miles of river access for the salmon so here at Colman National Fish Hatchery arrays fall chinook salmon late fall chinook salmon and steal them Our production goal here is 12 million. So we released 12 million and we’re trying to get a 1% return We were like 120,000 fish return 90 thousand of that would be caught in the ocean and in River sport fishery 20 thousand back to the hatchery and In ten thousand back to battle through Why do we need hatcheries well, I think you know populations going up waters You know concerned and so if you still would like to see salmon, I think we’re going to need to have hatcheries unfortunately It would be nice to think that there would be enough water and environment to support salmon populations But without hatcheries, I don’t think that would be a reality This is the Baker River Dam 265 feet high which stops millions of salmon from returning to their spawning grounds above the dam without company So the United States Bureau of fisheries has stepped in and saved the day by providing a free ride upstream It’s the only way the salmon can be saved from dashing themselves to pieces against the stonework far below Humans have always sought themselves as superior to nature. You know, it’s got us into a lot of trouble When the euro-americans came they believed the natural world was a big warehouse Storing commodities that they were obliged to make use of the tape They asked Spencer Baird the US Fish Commissioner What could they do to ensure that salmon runs would go on forever Baird told them you’re not gonna be able to protect the habitat through regulations because they’d be unenforceable You’re not gonna be able to protect him from dams because progress is gonna demand that dams be built And so he said what you need to do is take up artificial propagation The people that originally were the fish and wildlife Scientists weren’t they were agriculturalists and since the 1800s Our Fish and Wildlife’s agencies have been dominated by an agricultural mentality Just like a farm you raised him you put him out you harvest them That’s the basis for fish and wildlife management in the US for ages and ages the fact is salmon must spend part of their life out in the wild and it wasn’t until in the 70s that we really started evaluating. What are we doing when we leased hatchery fish into a stream The use of hatcheries was a promise that you could have salmon And you could also have the benefits of developing the river Put that next to the fact that 40 percent of the salmon are extinct in their historic range And the rest are protected by the Endangered Species Act You would have to say that that story didn’t protect the things that we valued the salmon We’ve been relying on those same runs of fish those wild fish since the beginning of time When your health is their health, right? You’re you’re married in that way and I think that Union creates the sacredness to have that relationship with a single Species is real special You think about like the Sioux people and the Buffalo back in the day before everything was colonized But that relationship unfortunately was severed if We let these runs go then they are gone and I do not think that we as people who are on this planet now Should be okay with allowing Salmon to go extinct on our watch So the average person When they see a salmon, they see a salmon they see a finished product and it’s perhaps at the end of their fishing line Perhaps in a restaurant on their plate, but they don’t see the complexity of things that went into making that salmon Sam and I think have the most complicated You could also say wondrous life histories of I guess any fish They start life by hatching from eggs in a stream and Then they go out to the ocean when they come back they’re much much bigger You’re distilling the richness of the ocean and Enlivening it and then that enlivened distillation of the ocean propels itself upstream against gravity Sometimes they go well over a thousand miles inland where after laying eggs and creating the potential for a new generation they die and Their carcasses feet dozens of kinds of animals get dragged deep into the woods a lifecycle of the salmon is actually the Transformation of the ocean into living beings that come ashore and become the biggest trees in the world Wild salmon represents something that is really important to us as human beings You have Native American cultures here that have evolved with the fish for 11,000 years you have you know families like mine that that fish for salmon and eat eat salmon and think about salmon and Then I think because this is the age of human impact that where there are wild salmon I think it represents our faith in mother nature that we allowed that to happen I was born to fish all of my earliest memories revolve around fish in some way or another As a young adult I’ve built my whole calendar year around the Skykomish spring fishery for a wild steelhead and That really became my obsession I Thought of hatcheries is something that actually kind of helped us as fishermen That there would be more fish in the river and we were allowed to kill the hatchery fish. So that meant a meal I Don’t think I ever had one second where I thought about conservation at all I thought about getting enough money for gas and pizza so that I could fish all the time What I didn’t realize was that we were really at the tail end of a long decline of wild fish In late 2000 they announced that the 2001 season would not happen that the state was gonna close down that Spring catch and release fishery because there were so few wild steelhead fish that even a low-impact Fishing season could wipe out the last of them There’s really like a gut punch. I mean I had built this whole life around this fishery and now it’s gone So that was in a lot of ways a wake-up call I started doing some research started reading started talking to people Talk to biologists talk to fish managers talk to other fishermen and I learned about the four H’s Hydro harvest habitat and hatcheries. This is sort of kind of the impacts on salmon and steelhead people talk about And so I used that as a guideline and I started thinking about the Skykomish and You know, well, the habitats hadn’t really changed over those ten years. It was pretty good There’s no hydro. There’s no dams the harvest as far as I could tell had remained relatively constant and yet we had this plummeting number of fish and so the one constant that I found is that hatchery had been Operating for the entire duration of the decline of wild steelhead I Think that was what started? Kind of my focus on learning more about the role that hatcheries play in in the decline of not just fishing opportunities, but a wild fish populations period And the dams came down on the Ola it was the largest river restoration in history We spent more than 320 million dollars to recover wild salmon But instead of letting them recolonize the river naturally the way they’ve evolved to do for millions of years We spent 17 million dollars to build a brand-new hatchery So now we’re operating not just one but two hatcheries on a river that was restored for the benefit of wild salmon And we missed this huge opportunity to allow the river to return to being truly wild Oh Ho 92 88 no mark, no tag This is a team of interns and staff They are collecting our long-term data on salmon use of the l1 air short we then take these data compare them over the decade that we’ve been recording the information and look at the evolution of the l1 nearshore as the dam removal progresses As wild fish now recruit into this near shore area we see these large numbers of hatchery fish Our concern is that the hatchery species may be challenging the wild species that are trying to recover They are vulnerable to these hatchery fish either through predation or physical displacement or competition for resources The risk is that we’re actually stunting the rivers ability to restore because these fish that Literally are the backbone can’t restore because they’re being pressured by these continued hatchery releases I Do think that humans by nature have an engineering aspect They like things to be orderly. They like things to be predictable. So that’s what hatcheries give people The flip side of that is wild and Wilding your watershed Wilding does have great uncertainty to it. That’s how wild works While they’re scary, but it’s a really important place in people’s soul Did you guys see how we walked when we were walking up here we’re walking along the Trees so we can look back into these two reds here where we know fish spawn The male’s are the easiest to see usually so if there’s males on there more than likely there’s gonna be a female in there and then we’ll sit there and Concentrate those the females are really hard to see they’re like transparent half the time She’s moving up. She’s right straight between us. Yep Yep, moving up. Okay, cause Josh you digging right there right? Very pretty deep Typically what we see in a female is about 4,500 eggs Then we’ll do the male’s now Keep them separate keep the milk separate from eggs Then after we’re done with checking for a cutter wire tag This is the part that has the coated wire tag embedded in the head and that would have information on the fish I Know some people are gonna view this as being brutal and Barbaric, but this is what it takes to collect our food stock at they all want facility It’s a tool or tool to help recovery with stock When we we miss a female we feel like we’ve Failed our the fish itself because we know that those eggs aren’t gonna survive as well as it would at the hatchery It’s not the again from the cooler lay the buckets on the floor and then Divide the females from emails we have and put the milk in there Mix it let it sit for 30 seconds mix them again and then let them sit for another 30 seconds Way down 13 pounds into a bucket, let it bring in all the Burien food and milk put them in iota for for an hour and then lay them down till they I That’s effectively artificial spawning in a hatchery There’s been a lot of effort over the last several decades cataloging all of the genetic variation and populations of salmon and their cousins trout salmon have Developed an incredible amount of diversity that allows them to be particularly successful in the stream in which they were born a Huge river system will have huge salmon Some of them used to run up to a hundred pounds and the biggest rivers that had most challenging Falls that they had And then little coastal streams. They had mostly smaller ones, even though it was the same species, but they were genetically totally different Even in one river where you have one species of a certain size you may have the full run and the spring run of that species and those fish are Completely different they don’t they don’t interact or interbreed at all We’ve been stalking Salmon since the time of Darwin when we first discovered How to take eggs and take milk and combine them hatch fish put them back into freshwater. We literally knew nothing of Evolutionary ecology. We would have been flying blind We now know that Taking wild fish and exposing them to a hatchery environment breeding them hatching them rearing them for any amount of time. Really changes the genetic makeup Fish are very complex critters that have revolved in mother nature over thousands of years and there’s things that happen at hatcheries that don’t put them through those pressures that they face out a mother nature that can makes them so They’re a fit fish what happens is you create a genetically inferior fish at the hatchery through all the Domestication and then those fish goes spawn with fish in the wild and that actually can degrade the genetics of the fish in the wild So they’re not as fit either what we do with fish hatcheries is the same thing as growing a chicken Economically, it makes more sense to put a bazillion chickens in one place and it produces a really inferior chicken You know if nature can produce X number of fish in a river, let’s dump more Young fish in there. It’s absolutely wrong It’s not increasing. Our number of wild fish. It’s eventually gonna extra pay all fish Life diversifies in order to survive and humans do the opposite we simplify in order to make things easier for ourselves and by imposing Simplification on a world that has taken millions of years to so wondrously Diversify is a violent act on life itself Well, the fish toss is is that we take the fish that return to the hatchery So these are these are all the fish that were raised in the hatchery We have this tow to fish and I think there’s probably a couple hundred fish in each tow and they get frozen to a solid Block and we just drop them down and break them up and refreeze them So they don’t stick together no more and prep them for all the school groups Say good morning to Sheila We talked about the five reasons why we’re doing this a little bit ago anybody remember you get those Yeah, the trees the trees what about the trees trees need the nutrients nutrients, right? So we partnered with the Nisqually Indian tribe who provides the carcasses from their a hatchery program, which used to be considered a waste product They’re actually full of marine derived nutrients because when they leave the river system, they’re about yea big when they come back. They’re just Carrying so much goodness from the ocean So we teach his concept to the students the Chinook and steelhead in this watershed or threatened species so we inspire them to take action by getting these carcasses back into the upper watershed, which is actually very nutrient for Salmon I think they are very important for the ecosystem many animals eat them, but 138 vertebrae animals eat the salmon specifically I Like the stem tossing idea. I think it’s a good help. But at the same time outside, it’s the best idea The ecosystem and a specific way for a specific reason we can try and help them by reducing pollution But I don’t think we should directly Interact with the salmon Wildlife and all about wildlife and let them run by their self and make their own adaptation The conversation is are there any wild salmon left? Show me a wild salmon show me, you know, a abundant number coming back a wild salmon And we just don’t see it here in the Nisqually As much as I’d rather have wild salmon our hatchery salmon are important to us continued in our culture and our traditions No fur F. This is our church Now, this is our medicine here being on this river and I think people have a hard time understanding that Because this is what our ancestors did Since the beginning of time, you know They fished they hunted they gathered they protected what we have and and that’s how we lived and and now we’re in 2018 our salmon are depleted These are the raceways I was telling you about three hundred thousand in each one. Yeah ten All the fish He’s going right now pulling all the head ones out We’re managers as Native American people, that’s what we do and we manage but we also have to adapt to the times People have a tendency to get enamored with what they wish was instead of what is There’s a certain segment of the people of this area that want to blame hatchery fish for the decline of wild fish The biggest problem is too many people and salmon and humans don’t coexist or a lot We’re gonna build our houses along the rivers you need we’re gonna build our towns and the estuaries you need We’re gonna log before us you need we’re going to take our drinking water out of the river you need We made that deal a long time ago We made the compromise already and by saying that you don’t need hatcheries to provide some sort of fishable abundance You’re saying you’re going back on that deal There’s a lot of runs in the northwest right now that it wasn’t for a traverse they’d be extinct because their progeny matters Where those fish have blinked out they use hatchery fish to bring them back I Would like to see us make how to fish as much like wild fish as possible I’d like to see us make them do as little harm to wild fish as possible And I’d like to replace habitat replace Culver’s do everything You can to reduce the human footprint on salmon habitat and make sure that hatchery and wild fish. Both are here forever It kind of offends me when people say that all I don’t care about their habitat, I don’t care about conservative hunters and fishermen Sportsmen have always been at the front of conservation and habitat reforms if there’s a problem we notice it and We’d like to address it and I just went The reason that I am involved in conservation efforts When I was younger is because I was hoping I’d see a result But as I get older I’m starting to think that’s less and less likely Because again, we don’t seem to as a society be willing to address the real issues Nature’s gone you’re viewing this through some Disneyland Idea that we can still do all this bad stuff and recover Sam Nope The southern resident killer whale population that I’ve been studying for 42 years began a serious decline around 1995 It was almost 100 whales Over down to 74 right now Salmon and orcas are just predator prey. They’re like that. If you have a decline in the food you have a decline in the whales Most of those fish right now are hatchery produced and they’re getting smaller and smaller every year They average 22 pounds and now they’re averaging 8 and 10 pounds and the wild runs are being exterminated by the hatchery production and The whales will follow the wild fish to extinction The icon of the northwest is Starving a mother Orca whose calf died after birth is still carrying her baby 17 days Later researchers say that they’re now concerned for the mother’s health We had this whale coming in had a brand-new baby. One of our colleagues sought took a picture of her and By the time our got our boat got there 30 minutes later. She was dead and the mother started pushing the dead calf around Okay toward her daughter, go ahead Yeah, see if she does it again Well, she pushed this dead baby for 17 days You know as a tour a grief that went on and on and on we want to welcome you to our last task force meeting for this for this year governor Inslee convened this task force to Save the southern resident killer whales the easy fix that our own Washington State Department efficient while Isis Oh will just increase hatchery production by 50 million fish Well, wait a minute Why don’t you look at what’s happened with hatchery production and see that it’s not working And you want to do more of what doesn’t work? Nobody wanted to hear stop fishing that was almost untouchable It wasn’t about whale or fish requirements it was all about Commerce Everybody wants to save the whales. Nobody wants to change our own way of life Is a very difficult choice for our society to look at what we’re doing what we have done over the years in terms of fisheries management and Change the paradigm. I Didn’t realize until about a month had passed how depressed I was I’m seeing all this before my very eyes and documenting it and that’s the part that is troubling to me is that I’m gonna be in charge of keeping track of the extinction of these animals But if it’s a lesson to our society that hey we got to change Maybe that’s what I have to do We’re gonna die of a loneliness of spirit with all the creatures gone Every year Idaho power partners with other biologists to raise and release 6.8 million chinook and steelhead the next generation of fish needs next generation ideas our innovative approach maintains abundant fish populations giving anglers a chance to land rack worthy steelhead fish on Pet trees are pawns in a game of political power The whole thing is about money fishing is a huge industry and every state is competing with each other for those dollars It’s not about conserving our resources its perverting our resources on a short-term debt to get tourist dollars in in fact federal dollars to support Fish and wildlife agencies is based on how many license sales there are in each of those states The internal finances is that it provides power and wealth to the agencies themselves To build a new hatchery its millions and millions of dollars of high extensive automated piping and flow systems So you have lots of temperature control on lots of different fish rearing stations So you can raise different species up to different sizes and maximize production We’ve got the water coughs electrical costs building maintenance costs and Just the feeding cost of the fish So we’re looking at plus or minus 20 million dollars in assorted costs throughout a year It’s a major business and there’s portions of that business that 20 plus employees are doing Year-round Pet trees are a perfect example of political pork They spread the hatcheries around their state. They’re in almost every county of the state They target them on key members of the state Senate and the state legislature as a result They they buy the support of that local person These hatcheries are a subsidy to commercial fishermen recreational fishermen And it’s being paid for by all the taxpayers I think one of the main reasons why it’s important that people understand what’s going on is just purely the waste of their money That’s happening In Washington State alone. There are a hundred seventy four hatcheries producing more than 190 million salmon every year On the west coast over 90% of the quote-unquote wild caught salmon you find in markets actually came from hatcheries Between California, Oregon Washington and Idaho citizens pay for the release of almost 280 million fish per year Last year between the United States Canada Russia Korea and Japan five billion salmon were released into the North Pacific When I wrote my first book the Bonneville Power Administration was spending About a hundred and forty or 150 million dollars on their program since 1982 They spent fifteen billion The General Accounting Office Did a survey and they showed that hatcheries consumed 40 percent of that the big question is Who pays for the raising of the fish? And who gets the benefits fish that go out of the Columbia River? circle around Alaska Some fish even as far as Russia your survival rate goes down to point zero zero one and so on Some of those fish we figure cost over a thousand dollars The eniac hatchery on the upper Columbia was producing spring chinook salmon that were costing Sixty eight thousand thirty one dollars per harvested fish State and federal agencies plant more than a hundred million rainbow trout in waters across the United States every year Some of our most protected wilderness Areas places high in the mountains where you’re not even allowed to ride a mountain bike there pick a wildflower Taxpayer spend money every year to drop millions of non-native fish by airplane or helicopter Just so visitors have something to catch Billions of dollars of citizen public money is spent to support something that clearly does not work We’re on a path to where there eventually will be. No fish and we will have spent billions of dollars to get to that point Your other thing is that fish know how to do all this They know how to live in those environments. They know how to reproduce so if we allow fish to get back to being fish and doing what they do in those environments in pulling back some of our infrastructure Restoring streams. We reap the benefits free of charge The concept in the earliest days of settlement in the West was that was god-given right to take from it what we could Times change needs change Understanding of our place in the universe changes and the world’s becoming a smaller and more crowded place But this understanding that we have to take care of the land that it’s not infinite It won’t continue to produce and provide for us unless we look at it and manage it responsibly That is a relatively new concept Managing our water resources is important than our agricultural pursuits. But also this water has tremendous values to this fishery and This fishery is one of the great fisheries in the world and our local economy is based on that So for us to succeed, we need our our community and our river systems to be as healthy as possible Going back aways. This is really the place in Montana where the concept of a wild fishery started there were hatchery raised fish that were put in here based on the idea that The more fish we had in the river the more fish would be caught by fishermen the better our economy would be Then lo and behold they discovered something very surprising We were doing estimates now on the mez and we’re seeing a lot of young brown trout in the lower river But the next year there would be gone One of the first things I kept seeing is we stocked the best waters the waters that had The best fisheries were the ones where we were put in catchable. I Proposed a study leave north alone. Don’t stock. It will take varney not stock it and take Odell Creek Which it has never been stopped the stock yet and see what happens The first year that we didn’t stop Barney the upper river the population of brown trout doubled and the quarter swim Woodstock gödel Creek the population halved We didn’t know we were doing damage Figured well where there’s two out there and we put two more in we’ve got four fish now and that’s better than two fish Well, that’s not the math that works in reality once That information became available to the masses. No Dell studies That maybe our dollars were being loudly spent. In fact, we were destroying what we’re trying to protect well, they said any waters that had self-sustaining trout populations could not be stopped period and It came policy Shortly after that program was initiated you saw the population of this river just skyrocket with wild fish We started our fly shop in 1979 a few years after The hatchery program was absolved on the Madison River and we were fortunate to catch that wave of a wild trout fishery We saw an increase in the number of anglers that came to Montana came to the Yellowstone area and specifically Southwest, Montana To experience those wild fisheries and that’s what really kicked in the fly-fishing business is at that time People are more attuned to healthy River because they see what’s happened here They see the whole cascade of everything that benefits because of a wild trout fishery including a local economy The one thing that came out of this to me is the change in behavior of the humans when they saw that They won’t become a given fish that they become more vigilant and Habitat becomes more important when they realize that’s how they get their fish As most of you already know We had a major eruption occurring at 8:32 approximately this morning on Mount st. Helens It does appear that the northwest flank of the mountain seems to be gone When Mount st. Helens erupted in 1981, but it was a massive explosion it tore off about one-third the top of the mountain most of that effluent went down the Toutle River Basin The consequence is that the river were startling The upper Canyon of Tula was totally d vegetated there were chasms of volcanic effluent Anything living in the screen was virtually destroyed It brought back a sense of hopelessness at that point there is de feeling that evolution and Recolonization of rivers may take tens of thousands of years As a result that meant that no more hatchery fish were put into it What became evident in the Tula river system? Is that the steelhead in particular? Came back above what they were prior to the eruption five years later by seven years later. They more than doubled So those first years of the total river were a prime example of What wild fish can actually do in the most absolute adverse conditions if they are not constrained by? having to intermix with hatchery populations Unfortunately as the Tula River began to show that it can Produce fish back we went to the hatchery programs again hatchery numbers went up wild fish went down same old story Loss of faith in nature is the problem nature knows how to make fish work The best thing that we as human beings can do and if the salmon and steelhead ask of us just get out of our way Famously have to fight their way upstream to spawn but thanks to hydroelectric dams that’s become increasingly difficult But don’t worry because as we found out recently America is on it. I’m Ben Tracy in Washington State We’re going to introduce you to a pretty sweet piece of technology known as the salmon camp In your darkest moments of despair When you see a world torn apart by war, I want you to remember that video and think we can do great things You can do wait Humans believe we can do anything and everything all the time and that can-do spirit has gotten this far and Made a lot of changes in the world certainly made a lot of us able to continue living at gigantic population densities But it has its limits and we don’t understand anything about those limits an example of a good myth is Icarus Icarus was a tinkerer and he wanted to Free himself from the bounds of Earth and gravity he wanted to fly so he made wings he made wings of wax and He flew Because he didn’t sense any limits he flew too close to the Sun the Sun melted his wings And he came crashing down to earth so the greater truth in that is beware of hubris exercise some humility and Be careful when you’re tinkering I’m 55 years old now been living with my salmon fishing all my life. I Tried to follow my heart I mean, I’m not rich in money But I’ve had 6,000 days on some River so all around the world which makes me rich in a different way The sama fishing Norway is central to all the small towns that are Located on a river and in the old days the salmon used to be the thing that was feeding the people It’s special special to Norway Now it’s also special in the other way because the second biggest industry is this fish farming thing. That is now It’s threatening to kill. What’s the original fish? We were so stupid our so stupid because when they started fish farming I thought oh, hey This is a solution to everything we farm the fish and they don’t have to kill our wild fish They don’t have to kill the fish. I want to fish for and the stocks will go up and all will be fantastic In very short time we learned that the sealers were killing the wild small living in the river fewer fish were coming up You know, they say that one of these farms out here They produce as much shit than the whole town of Oslo and they are sleeping in the fury When it’s polluted enough you move to another location and you can pollute another place Then there are more fish escaping from the William fish farms than all the Norwegian wild salmon rivers produce and they mix With the wild stock and they destroy the unique DNA of the fish All of us got the biggest Atlantic salmon in the world there are more fifty pounders caught here than anywhere else There’s quite a big difference on the river that I see today The DNA on the alto salmon is not like it was before I See no difference between a fish farm and a hatchery fish because of gene pollution you Get escapees from these fish farms sometimes millions of fish escape and then they breed with wild fish dumbing down the genes for reversing natural selection weird evolving these fish I really always wanted to see see one of these farms We got into our wet suits then we jumped into the sea Sneaked up to one of these farms a New on I was going to see a lot of fish but I didn’t think it was going to be that bad It was so full of sick fish They had fungus they looked like esses they were Wounds big as my hand Nobody should eat this you show this to the moms. They want to feed the kids with it They will never buy one of these things It was like if you should walk into a farm where you have cows that would have big wounds bleeding and lying down barely breathing Who would heed that? No one but these things are happening under the surface You know Nobody knows about this The thing is we lost one thing here and we lost the respect for the ecosystem We’re the guys that should protect the rivers protect them from all kinds of farms and hatcheries and all this My Responsibility is not to feed the people in the world Okay If I have a responsibility it is to say when I see things are wrong with what I like And what I love and that’s the rivers and salmony Solution is there and that is to get these into the closed tax If it will double the price of the salmon it’s worth it. What’s the price of an ecosystem what is worth? Together not one. What is your emergency? I Had them and I are on our boat in secret Harbor and the middle system is breaking apart It’s huge. And the whole thing is buckling. There’s a Workbook that looks like it’s about ready to go in the water I’m super manic to me Well, what just happened Was that there was a catastrophic failure? one of the net pens off of Cyprus Island completely imploded The fish that escaped our Atlantic salmon They’re not Pacific salmon. We’re talking three hundred and five thousand exotic species are now polluting Puget Sound These fish are going to be entering into our rivers competing with our wild fish and the spawning grounds competing with them for food Bringing diseases and parasites and viruses to these wild fish and it’s it’s a disaster When I heard the 300,000 Atlantic salmon escaped into the ocean environment I immediately kind of dropped everything and knew that This was something that I needed to go and document because I knew that no one else was getting the underwater side of things I didn’t expect to see the level of destruction that I saw the Pens were totally split open and Completely destroyed there were holes all through them that the Atlantic salmon have escaped from and there was a few fish left Gasping caught in the nets. But other than that the fish were gone into the marine environment and clearly unaccounted for good guys Galactica guys Remove Diver from the water immediately. This is classified as trance passing. We suggest you, please halt these operations Ciphers fish bar over and out is an extremely charged scene It seems like it’s a big secret what’s going on under there? and the last thing that these companies want is people to go under and actually see what’s going on because then these stories that they’re telling The public it’s so easy to poke holes in them when you get footage of what’s actually going on in the farms The concept of an emergency response plan is it’s a bit humorous It’s basically tell the commercial fishers and the recreational fishers to go out and fish because now we have more fish for you It’s like telling the people when the Exxon Valdez spill Free oil go collect it Every single day. Our public trust is being undermined by the pollution that these pens are putting into our sound the viruses parasites pharmaceuticals that are going into our waters The industrial model is to make as much money as you can as quickly as you can regardless of the environmental consequences What we’re seeing today what we’ve seen over the last couple of days are those environmental consequences coming home? It turns out that Washington is the only West Coast state that allows Open water net Penn salmon farms To me. It’s really an outrage that this is even allowed You know I think anybody who’s concerned with the state of the environment and our planet thinks about the future and especially if you have children you Start to feel like okay, what’s the world gonna be like for them? It feels really important to me that they participate in protecting their own future We’re so busy these days that to be unified on these things whether it’s fighting to make sure that their salmon in the future or Going out to catch fish Those become really precious times for a dad who’s watching his kids grow up really fast We thought we’d go out there with a few boats and wave some signs around and protest it But it turned out that people from all walks of life that used the sound or enjoy living near the sound a healthy sound Were also outraged The Suquamish tribe was there to protest There were commercial fishermen there. There was a whole fleet of kayaks. There was a lot of sport fishing boats I mean there was even a guy on a jetski carrying a sign around We spent the few days ahead of time making some signs to carry and laughed about sort of what we would say on what the slogans work But underlying it all I think the kids feel like they’re able to participate in in the things they care about And I think we made our point because now here we are months later and there’s actually three pieces of legislation That are pending affecting net pens Wild salmon are threatened by these sorts of facilities the day-in day-out impacts to our magical majestic Salish Sea cannot go unchecked It is unconscionable that we are spending tens and tens of millions of dollars to protect and recover wild salmon We would allow an invasive species to be introduced to our ecosystem. Mr. President They’re at 35 VA 12 May to excuse having received a constitution majority’s second substitute Senate bill 66 is declared passed the title of the bill will be the title of the Act Hey, no Hey, no, hey Hey Hey, yeah The Yurok belief is that we have been here since the beginning of time At one point this earth was a lonely rock in the universe floating by itself and Began to get sad and his tears became the ocean and it finally came to be what we have today The wall gave the spirit people started creating this world And one of the things they had done was made a relationship between us and the salmon the Salmon will put here so they could sustain us and that we would always have a food source And that way we would always live it. We would always be prosperous We also have a story of we don’t take care of this world and there are no more salmon Then there will be no more need for free rock people The 2002 fish kill was really the like canary in the coal mine It was a low water year, but AG got their water If you divert that much water and flows get so low on the Klamath You will have some kind of major fish disease outbreak That’s exactly what happened 70,000 adult salmon died all within the Klamath River the dead fish were lining the banks you know three four layers deep and it smelt like death in a wild river Nothing like that happens, right? That is not a natural thing The future if it goes unchanged it is going to be the destruction of salmon species on the west coast of the United States The tribe voted not to have a commercial salmon season this year because of the low projected numbers and The subsistence amount was the lowest. I think I’ve ever seen Tribal members used to live almost solely on returning fish runs and now this year we get less than one fish per person How can you possibly look at that and not realize that there is a gigantic problem here? These reductions are the salmon runs. The big picture is is they’re affecting our health We know those omega oils those Omega threes and sixes and salmon are very heart healthy That’s why we have a lot of elders that live to ripe old ages But the point is is that what’s gonna happen down the road what’s gonna happen to our people? When your society when your culture when your belief is connected directly to the world around you when you’re raised with the sins that you are a part of everything in your surroundings in your natural environment It does something to who your community psychology and Mindset when you start to see that world crumble and break as The decline of salmon runs come back. You can see it threat correlation with the decline of us as a people It’s just a disruption of the whole sort of cycle of the tribe and what we do as a people Because that fishing isn’t there and I think when that happens then all of us feel pain, you know it’s like we cream before the Hat a Lot of times when you’re grieving or when you’re you know, hurting over something you turn to drug and alcohol And so we’re seeing spikes in drug and alcohol rates. There’s an opioid crisis on the reservation right now There’s suicide crisis on the reservation right now all of these things are connected in part because When you take away the river you take away the fishery you take away That core component of who we are as a people and then it kind of falls apart and people start getting in trouble That’s where we are now and that’s why you have all those other sort of issues arising in our community Oh Boy It’s a traditional game of sticks, it’s actually one of the few pieces of Yurok culture that never went away You have a stick and you have a tonsil take the tousle and make it go through the goal And you do that any way you can Today we play of no hitting with a stick. No stabbing, you know, I go Jean and no choking. Other than that Everything is game and everything is fair to play If you can take it and you can give it out a little bit you get a play It teaches those lessons in life that’s important to your ought to be tough to be respectful and to fight regardless of what the size differences I think it lends a lot to why when we get into conflicts or when we get into fights I had like the dam we don’t care who the biggest Richest man in the world that who owns it because we’ll play up Every day of the week We don’t care We all kind of came back together and decided that this was when we were gonna fight the FERC license for the dams expired there was this opportunity to pursue dam removal and so That’s where the fight went Federal state and local lawmakers has come up with a way to do what Congress could not Get the water and the fish in the Klamath River flowing freely again We’re starting to get it right after so many years of getting it wrong This is the crown jewel of salmon country this is it right here The people want it to be you wild. They want it to be what it was before the dams before colonisation before agriculture The work that the tribe is doing is to redirect the energy to a place where we’re focusing on that comprehensive restoration to get the wild runs back as opposed to agreeing to some kind of short-lived political Compromise like the hatchery ideas that really just put band-aids on You know gaping wounds The approaches we’re here forever and we want those wild salmon to be here forever And that’s what we’re planning to pour and that’s what we’re working on having a wild river having the wild salmon it Puts the community back together and it gives them purpose and it allows us to fulfill that initial promise that we made to the Creator right about taking care of this river and living in a balance with us and When you do that as a people you feel good That’s like the ultimate self determination That’s the ultimate sovereignty is to be able to live in a way that is consistent with your own cultural values And that’s what we’re fighting for You could say that everything we learn we learn from the stories that we are given You could also then say that all the problems we have are symptoms of stories that were wrong Stories, we told ourselves and stories we passed on where we misunderstood things deeply If hatcheries were successful and we’re addressing the situation we would be having this discussion today The underlying causes of the problems are still there and after all these years we’re still Having to put fish out there every year to keep them going Perhaps it’s time to pull back and question. Is this the right path forward? How far do we go to manufacture wildness before we realize what we’re really doing and Think about alternative approaches like protecting and restoring wild things There’s no right way to do the The right thing is to work on our rivers that we’ve destroyed and turned into sewers and dammed up and Fix that so that we have wild fish This little issue is just a reflection of what we’re doing to the whole planet It’s more than just our relationship with fish it’s how we’re trying to control nature rather than work with nature A life without wild nature a life without these great iconic species is an impoverished life If we lose all wild species we’re going to lose ourselves Good as a show you We’ll be rolling in the water Good answer Laughs You

100 thoughts on “Artifishal Full Film | The Fight to Save Wild Salmon

  1. Thanks for watching our film, and for your comments — our primary goal with the film was to shine a spotlight on these issues, to spark dialogue and encourage changes in the way we think about river and fish conservation and fishery management. The common ground we all seem to share is a love of rivers and an interest in seeing wild fish return in greater abundance. Patagonia has been working to protect wild rivers and wild fish for over 40 years. We were founded by an avid fly fisherman – and we’re proud of all our connections to the fish world, which range from our fly fishing and salmon product lines, to the over $20 million in grants we’ve given to local groups working on these issues in communities around the world.
    To that end, whatever your point of view, we hope you visit Patagonia Action Works, to learn more about and support groups working to protect wild rivers and wild fish –
    Further, this is the 3rd film we’ve made about these issues. First was Damnation, which highlights the destructive effect of obsolete dams on healthy river ecosystems and habitat; and then, Blue Heart of Europe, which shares the shocking story of a tsunami of dam development in the Balkans region of Eastern Europe, and calls for a stop to the construction of 3,000 new hydropower dams and diversions. We couldn’t agree more that habitat destruction, dam building, mismanaged harvest, and pollution of our waterways are also incredibly important issues – check out these films to get a sense for some of our advocacy across the issues.
    Watch Blue Heart here:
    Watch DamNation here:

    If you have questions about our position – please visit and review our "Get the Facts" section and visit our  Provisions Sourcing page for more information on our Salmon products:
    Finally, if you have questions about the science on this issue, we recommend these links, housed on the Native Fish Society and Wild Fish Conservancy web pages:

  2. I am a avid angler and a proud supporter of hatchery-wild-coexist and addicted fishing. However, I am going to keep this nice and simple for your small brains. Hatchery fish ARE GOOD AND NECESSARY. Wild fish are not impacted by hatchery fish. Artifishal is inappropriate and contains very little truth. If you don’t believe me visit: & subscribe and watch all of addicted fishing videos. I am a young angler who is not pleased with what Patagonia is doing. I am trying to be PC but in my head the only thing I really want is to have Patagonia drop kicked off this great planet. Please do not delete my comment. I am trying to be diplomatic. If you want to have factual knowledge on this avoidable issue, another option is reading salmon trout steelhead magazine. I believe in you Patagonia. However, I pray a Hail Mary every time I see a person wearing anything Patagonia. Please Patagonia, don’t abuse your power. Don’t be ignorant. The future of salmon is in your hands. Change your mind for the better….

  3. or watch addicted fishing’s videos. These will help you with the fake content you are being fed

  4. When you get rid of hatchery fish, wild fish are the only ones that are being hunted and killed by predators. This makes wild fish much more vulnerable. If anything hatcheries are good for salmon and steelhead. Please Chang e your mind for the better. You are wrong and you always will be. For people that want to feed orcas, you sure don’t have a logical approach on hatchery fish

  5. If you want salmon to become extinct do EXACTLY what you are doing. If you want healthy fisheries and orcas to be fed support hatcheries

  6. Salmon need your help and you are failing them. You are destroying the last hope of all salmon and steelhead. You represent evil and wrongdoing. Remember hatcheries are our friends.

  7. Garbage . Fake. These guys have an agenda. All about money to them. Sad excuse for an outdoor company . What a joke patagonia is

  8. When free energy finally is freed from secrecy we can remove every single hydropowerstation on the planet and start harvesting on a sustainable level when economic growth is not mandatory longer. Yeah, Trump!!!

  9. First start with two fish. They make millions life. After environmental pressure, just two survives to breed. This is how nature sorted out best genes. Hatchery inhibit this. To understand what hatchery can do, does not need any expert. It needs commonsense. Definitely hatchery harms. Not only salmon, most of the fish has no wild/self sustaining population in the world due to the hatchery reasons. But this program does not address the real problems. In USA, the real cause of fish stocking take place in the rivers- extreme greed of anglers. Their insatiable greed for thrill seeking produce another greedy corporations to make hatchery. In every year billions of trout, walleye, bass, perch and other put into water from hatchery to satisfy angler's thirst. This is called recreational greed. Remember, world has no place for greed, whether recreational or something else. However,it is too late. No game species in USA has self sustaining population. But it has been masked by hatchery release. So people could not see. Some of the little wild fish there, like tiny darter but another form of exploitation coming- breeding endangered fish in hatchery. So they will be gone too.

  10. Great Documentary~! Question… In the film towards the 50-minute mark, one of the main arguments against salmon fish farms is that the farmed fish (Not hatchery fish) mix genetically with the Wild Salmon. Have they found farmed salmon swimming up the Rivers and streams to bread with wild populations of salmon? I've never heard that before. Salmon naturally find the breading waters that they were born in, but Iv haven't seen any evidence that escaped farmed fish are finding local salmon runs and breading with them.

  11. Thank you, Patagonia, for making this film. It helps reaffirm my long standing belief that hatcheries are notpart of the solution. The solution is to repair the ecosystem. I have always seen hatcheries as masking the true problem: the way we manage our waterways.

  12. I think they got all of that on point to an extent. What they seem not to realize is those salmon grow over a set period of time and then spawn. If they cant get enough food in the ocean by then they are small and in the wild they would be weeded out and thats how the salmon get so big. The problem is there isnt enough food left in the ocean for them to bulk up on. Its not hatcheries making them smaller its the lack of food in the ocean.

  13. 49.30
    A volcano erupts. People don't go back there terrified of the volcano. And your conclusion is the hatchery fish not being there was the reason it bounced back. No one spent money on a dam thats going to be smashed down by another eruption also dont assume the volvan did not release a huge amount of minerals to the land around it. If humans didnt exist the world would thrive back to full population in every species across the world in less then 50 years. Your views saying the whole problem is hatchery fish.

    We are humans we wont be wiped out by starvation. Just look at the third world countries that dont protect there land and cultivate life. We went above what the earth can support 60 years ago. Yet theres still economic growth. Im not saying its good. I'm saying a lot of people would be dead right now without it. There are many places on earth that can not support there populations and thousands of species go extinct every year. Just before that in your video you mention the money spent. You all have to suffer so the world doesnt die and we dont all starve. what else are you going to spend that money on. Planting trees? Or tanks planes and bombs? What about schools and hospitals? Thats a great idea. Make shore the human population receives no loses to its number and every baby on earth is born healthy so they can spend 100 years eating everything and they need to push over trees for land for there houses for more children to be born and you sit there and say the money was wasted. If you cant come up with a more economical solution why are you not making one family one child rule like china. They are the worst but they are the only country even attempting to make a difference. The worst part is the hatcheries is a logical way to solve the problem and you all wana point fingers. Never forget when you point the finger THREE FINGERS POINT BACK AT YOU. Think about that.

  14. I've lived between Tacoma and Seattle all my life (62 years) and was an avid fisherman for most of it. The hatcheries are not the problem. There are currently two issues that deplete the salmon population in our state. First and foremost is the Boldt decision that gives unprecedented rights to native Americans to gill net the rivers and decimate the returning fish population.  You can't imagine what "I've seen on the Puyallup River. Thousands of fish left on the banks (from every run) to rot because the 'natives' are only after the roe from the females. If they truly cared for the fish, they'd take some of the tax free millions their casinos make and start up a fish processing plant. It's truly an atrocity to our salmon and steelhead populations. Secondly is the pinniped population. Pinnipeds take one bite out of the fish (the liver). The rest is crab food.I'm appalled at the amount of dis/misinformation in this video. It reads like it's all the white mans fault. It's not. It's the governments fault from top to bottom. We have all the tools to fix this issue, but the government turns a blind eye in order to create more taxes for an issue that they created and continue to perpetuate.Get the nets OUT of the rivers, and kill the pinnipeds! BTW, fish returns vary due to many factors. Some are poor – some are exceptional. Videos like this will make sure our fish will become extinct because people suck.

  15. 'Hatcheries and open water fish farms are driving wild fish to extinction around the world'.Seriously? Prove it as it defies all common sense. 100% pure propaganda. Das vidania comrades.

  16. Everyone bitching about "inferior" hatchery fish not realizing they are just wild broodstock hahahaha Not to mention after they are smolts they conquered the same environment as wild fish. The big fish arent gone because of hatcheries, they are gone because of commercial fisheries decimating the columbia in the 1800s then raping the Columbia for the next 100 years. FIsh are 10% or less of their historic population. hatcheries are doing their part to try and overcome pre smolt mortality and prop up a dying fishery. If hatchery fish are so bad and someone put out a kill order on all hatchery fish and shut down all hatcheries after that year the entire fishing industry would collapse. Guides, charters, tackle shops, tourists all of it. Every river that has release wild fish more than one year in a row before would be permanent closures. Chinook fishing would be dead everywhere. Coho would be closed on half the rivers. Look if even after conservation efforts a population plateau with native netting and commercial harvests means that the population is at max utilization leaving nothing for recreational fishermen.

  17. Uneducated propaganda at its finest. Climate, pollution, dams, poor logging practices, gill netting…the list of problems go on. We need hatchery fish. Period.

  18. What about Trump who wants to get rid of environmental protections to some of the most pristine and important natural salmon breeding grounds in Alaska.

  19. I want to know how Patagonia tells the difference between wild and hatchery fish when they are netted by the thousands. Way to go Patagonia for spreading a bunch of crap. Get rid of the farms and advocate for strict limits on commercial fishing or stopping commercial completely. Only then will I agree

  20. BUT WAIT!
    -there's more….forevermore:

  21. Search hatchery and wild to see a video about how modern hatchey practices can be a tool used to recover salmon and steelhead populations and not all hatcheries are bad. Films like this cherry pick the science they use to support their agenda. Stay woke and boycott patagonia..

  22. One other point is not all rural river communities want to end hatchery production. The one I live in certainly doesn't. Some old hatchery practices have been shown to be ineffective but don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. Modern brood stock hatchery programs have been proven to be effective tools in salmon and steelhead conservation. Google Hatchery and wild and learn more.

  23. 68,352dollars and 22 cents the breakdown that 1 fish caught , cost taxpayers to bypass the bonnaparte damn …. that is almost what it costs for mcdonalds to raise the beef for 1 cheeseburger they sell for 2 dollars ,,,,,id say things have gotten a little out of whack

  24. Mankind needs to take a step back and become a minority once again. Beginning with stopping human farming to grow modern slaves. Ones you understand we are all farmed just like the salmon, you'll understand that money+power = corruption.
    Corruption goes against the law of nature, wich is abundance for all species to prosper. Not just one. ( The 1%)

  25. Hatchery salmon and steelhead are a necessity. Don’t believe me visit: . I just wish the people who watched this knew the truth

  26. Wild fish will be more vulnerable with less hatchery fish to be eaten by predators. In other words the predator that were eating mostly hatchery fish will not only be able to eat wild fish. Think about that….

  27. Www. If you don’t go there you are ending salmon and steelhead and all the predators who need to eat salmon.

  28. If I were powerful I would destroy this horrible inaccurate film and I would ban patagonia from thinking they belong in the salmon and steelhead world.

  29. I am a proud supporter of hatchery & wild coexist and I am proud subscriber of addicted fishing. You will never win patagonia. We have you right where we want you. You won’t win….

  30. Hatchery & wild coexist is more important than anything patagonia has ever made. Hatchey & wild is Saving the salmon while you dumb dumbs are destroying the salmon and making it harder for them.

  31. If you remove these comments I swear I will call Patagonia’s customer service and tell them that they are wrong and the salmon and steelhead anglers and the companies and the campaigns know better.

  32. Some issues I agree with Patagonia on but there is a difference between farmed fish and hatchery fish. Hatchery fish are not the problem hatchery and wild coexist

  33. Thanks for making this film and shining the spotlight on these issues. I have shared with many fishing groups online already. Thought provoking in the least!

  34. Human huberus….. really, are we setting the stage for sensationalism at 2 minutes in. There is no current research to support claims of hatchery fish affecting returns of native Salmon/Steelhead. The only research to support this claim is through funding by your organization and Native Fish Society (here in the PNW) Shame on Patagonia

  35. You guys needed to do more and more of films & videos to keep letting the public to see and hear what the government and other are doing. They are destroying mother nation wild life. Just keep making and letting people know what going on….


    Here is a link to a peer reviewed published paper that refutes this films claims that hatchery fish in general are a threat to wild stocks and salmon/steelhead recovery. Do your own research and it will become clear this film cherry picked the science they used and clearly have an agenda.

  37. if we pull back from the rivers and let the fish do their thing we dont get to have a bunch of fish for free the cost is we can no longer use rivers

  38. surly in the age of technology where flight is a only a few hundred bucks away for most the tale of Icarus isn't one of caution but one of encouragement if we cant do something right now if we cant bend the world to our will then that doesn't mean we should stop trying it means we should try harder maybe it took a couple thousand years but we can fly now and maybe we cant farm that one type of fish but that just means we should put more people and resources on it.

  39. People that make decisions like these have to be people that have never been in a wild place before!!! I've been a hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman my entire life I'm 35. To watch this documentary my mouth hung open the whole time! Theres nothing WILD about any of this! I'm an avid fly fisherman I fish for trout mostly, guys there's something special, very special, about being a fisherman and knowing that the stream, river, lake whatever it is that your about to fish holds "WILD" fish. There's something even more special about knowing that where your about to fish holds "NATIVE" fish which is very uncommon these days, the difference between "NATIVE" and "WILD" is a big ad the difference between "WILD" and "HATCHERY" fish. Wild fish are born in the wild by nature not intervened with and the population supports itself. Native fish are in bodies of water where they've always been, the population still supports itself and has never been tampered with. Guys and gals there's hardly anything wild, I would almost go as far as to say that what you see in this video is hardly normal but I would say its far closer to normal than wild which is sad. If this world would take a turn more towards "WILD" than "MODERN" it would be a far better place. The problem is alot of people even a lot of you reading this would then start struggling to make it like these salmon. Sorry but that's true, maybe instead of trying to develop virtual reality, we should propagate REALITY and go outside and do real life things instead of on a screen or inside some weird thing you put on your head!!!

  40. Many interesting points in this documentary. I do think hatcheries could have some impact on wild salmon. But salmon runs that are declining rapidly and have a small number of salmon are not going to recover if “we just let it be wild”. Another thing, all the people who said that hatcheries were bad didn’t offer a single alternative solution. They just blabbed on about how we can coexist with salmon and find better ways. And they just kept putting hatcheries down, when they don’t have a better idea. I wish they would suggest some idea that would work.

  41. I love all animals so seeing them kill and then further degrade a beautiful being by filling it with air making it spew out sperm and eggs is disgusting……I don't care if they're not seen as smart or aware… it's not right 🙁 Proud to be vegan and give love to every living being around me.

  42. This is a Very, very sad film.
    This is exactly what happens when you get liberals with false theorys and agendas that don't actually understand the full issue.
    America is not the wild, untouched and pristine landscape it used to be. Its been changed immensely, and will keep on changing.
    So your telling me, that INSTEAD of having very healthy hatcherys and using broodstock programs ..(which in recent studies have shown to have no negative effects on native fish) …to keep the rivers full of salmon and steelhead that CLOAK the fragile native fish from being naked and exposed to all predators………….
    You want to get rid of all hatcherys and leave only the dwindling and exposed native fish to be the only fish left?? Ya, well that's why our rivers are only going to be getting worse and worse on runs of salmon and steelhead every year.
    Go to "Hatchery wild coexist" to find the real facts.

  43. Dear Patagonia team. Thank you for producing this kind of films to point out some major problems we already have. The society is mainly focused on making (quick) money. No matter about the fact that the human acting destroys the wonderful nature we have on earth. Every single consumer can do something against these kind of wrong industries. Do not buy such products. This is the only language they understand – no revenue. This is the only way to stop the ongoing damages at nature. Every single person (consumer) has the power to stop this. Just start thinking about that possibility. A film like this is very important to open the eyes from all of us. I really love to share this important film with my – The FlyFisher Traveller Club – community. Thank you for this investment of time, money and knowledge, which is necessary to publish such a filmwork. I really hope you keep on going with projects like this. Alexander

  44. If you want the real information. With links to actual studies. Please visit
    I had a chance to see the head guy speak the other night and he is great. Did you know that around 90% of fish harvested per year in Oregon and Washington are hatchery fish. And that includes freshwater and saltwater. And is combined sport angling and commercial fishing. Eliminating hatcheries will do nothing to ensure better populations. They have tried it and done studies. Patagonia also has put fish hatcheries and fish farms in the same category. Please visit read the information. Check out the links to the studies. And most important join free and get all the new information sent to you. Please do not make your mind up based on this video alone.

  45. 6:48 – 7:10 sums it up! If we do away with hatcheries we can kiss our salmon and steelhead goodbye. People will not stop commercially harvesting these fish, and without hatchery fish humans will fish them into extinction. Movies and videos like this are very misleading if you are just someone buying their fish from the grocery store. Anyone who has spent their lives chasing, catching and eating them knows better. Hatchery-Wild-Coexist

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  47. If you get rid of hatchery fish your wild fish are as good as dead. The birds , the sea lions , the seals, the gill nets, etc. Will kill these runs. There are more of these salmon eating predators the ever before. These wild fish will stand out like a sore thumb and get devastated. Prime example the stillaguamish river in Washington state native king salmon run. Left alone for over 15 years. This run has done nothing but get worse. They shut down the san Juan's in the month of August to salmon fishing because of a reported 3 king salmon escapement expected to the stillaguamish. Don't be fooled by misguided information people. Support wild hatchery co exist! Broodstocking is the way to go.

  48. You take away hatchery king salmon and our orca whales are dead. The cut backs in numbers because of these groups are now starving our orcas in the Puget sound. Your native stocks will not sustain these orca populations. We love wild fish too we are just realistic with the science we put out there for the public to digest.

  49. What a shocking movie! Thank you so much for the work you are putting in!! I wish patagonia will be vegan one not too far day!!!

  50. If you want to seriously help boost numbers in salmon and other types of fish, start practicing catch and release. Also lowering daily limits on fish will help as well. I like the fact that the natives care so much about the fish, but the sad fact is that they don't seem to understand the idea of conserving it. They go out with gill nets and keep as many fish as they can pull in. If there is one foolproof way of increasing numbers of salmon, it is to start practicing conservation. Whether that is in catch and release or keeping a smaller amount of fish. Instead of just pointing the finger at someone else, first start by helping where you can make an impact yourself. If we had every fisherman that fished for salmon practice catch and release for one season, you would see salmon numbers sky rocket. In conclusion of what I'm trying to say, if you are seriously worried about salmon numbers, then first take action in the community that affects these creatures the most…US…fisherman.

  51. Hatcheries literally do nothing to wild fish. There is no "increased competition." There is no competition because of the low numbers. When the fish school up, the wild and hatchery school up and wild fish can blend in more and have a lower mortality rate. It's fine to protect the wild fish, but banning hook and line anglers and getting rid of hatcheries isnt going to help anything.

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