Welcome to Hatchery Reform
Welcome to the website for the Pacific Northwest Hatchery Reform Project. The US Congress established the project in 2000 because it recognized that while hatcheries play a legitimate role in meeting harvest and conservation goals for Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead, the hatchery system was in need of comprehensive reform.
The project's independent scientific review panel, the Hatchery Scientific Review Group (HSRG), has reviewed all state, tribal and federal hatchery programs in Puget Sound and Coastal Washington, and in the Columbia River Basin.
For the HSRG's Report to Congress on Columbia River Basin Hatchery Reform, click here.
For the HSRG's full System-Wide Report on Columbia River Basin Hatchery Reform, click here.
For the HSRG's Project Evaluation work in Puget Sound/Coastal Washington, click here.
For the HSRG's 2014 report, On the Science of Hatcheries: An updated perspective on the role of hatcheries in salmon and steelhead management in the Pacific Northwest, click here.
For the HSRG's 2015 report, Annual Report to Congress on the Science of Hatcheries: A report on the application of up-to-date science in the management of salmon and steelhead hatcheries in the Pacific Northwest, click here
All other products from the Hatchery Reform Project - including the HSRG's principles, tools and recommendations from the Puget Sound/Coastal Washington Review - are available from the Reports page of this website.