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Federal leaders finally increase money for hatcheries, but tribes say it’s nowhere near enough

The federal government has announced plans to increase funding for the Columbia River Basin’s salmon hatcheries, the often-crumbling facilities that maintain the river’s dwindling salmon populations. But tribes and state agencies say the influx of funds is only a fraction of what is needed.

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The US has spent more than $2B on a plan to save salmon. The fish are vanishing anyway

The US has spent more than $2B on a plan to save salmon. The fish are vanishing anyway

The U.S. government promised Native tribes in the Pacific Northwest that they could keep fishing as they’d always done. But instead of preserving wild salmon, it propped up a failing system of hatcheries. Now, that system is falling apart.
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