Analytical Tools

The Hatchery Scientific Review Group (HSRG) has developed management tools to support application of its principles and recommendations, including a scientific framework for artificial propagation of salmon and steelhead; benefit/risk assessments tools; hatchery operational guidelines; monitoring and evaluation criteria; and others. The primary analytical tool is the "All H Analyzer" (AHA), a Microsoft Excel-based application that allows managers to explore the implications of alternative ways of balancing hatcheries, harvest, habitat and hydroelectric system constraints.

The HSRG has used these products to review and provide recommendations on state, tribal and federal hatchery programs first in Puget Sound and Coastal Washington and then in the Columbia River Basin. The HSRG recommends continued application of its implementation framework - including the scientific principles, standards and methods, and these assessment tools. The tools will allow consultations on hatchery management to be quantitatively integrated into an "All-H" or ecosystem management context, along with population effects from hydropower, harvest and habitat.

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