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WDFW seeks comments on siting gene bank  for wild steelhead on lower Columbia River


The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking comments on two options for establishing a wild steelhead gene bank in rivers or streams near the mouth of the Columbia River.

Both options under consideration are designed to support the preservation of wild steelhead populations by prohibiting future releases of hatchery-raised steelhead into specific waters of the lower Columbia River Basin.

Comments on those options submitted through Feb. 5, to TeamVancouver@dfw.wa .gov. Background information on the two sites and the selection process is posted at the agency web site at


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