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Kelt Reconditioning: A Research Project to Enhance Iteroparity in Columbia Basin Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) – 2002 Annual Report

Jul 9, 2003


To test kelt steelhead reconditioning as a potential recovery tool, we captured wild emigrating steelhead kelts from the Yakima River and evaluated reconditioning (short and long-term) success and diet formulations at Prosser Hatchery on the Yakima River. In total, 899 kelts were collected for reconditioning at Prosser Hatchery. Captive specimens Captured kelts were separated into two experimental groups: short-term and long-term reconditioning.


Douglas Hatch, Ryan Branstetter, Joe Blodgett, Bill Bosch, David Fast, and Todd Newsome


Hatch D.R., R. Branstetter, J. Blodgett, B. Bosch, D. Fast, and T. Newsome. 2003. Kelt reconditioning: a research project to enhance iteroparity in Columbia Basin steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) – 2002 annual report. Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Technical Report 03-8 for Bonneville Power Administration Project 2000-017-00. Portland, OR. 42p.



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