Small et al 2004 hatchery impacts on nooksack and samish coho salmon

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Small, Maureen P. , A.E. Pichahchy, J.F. Von Bargen & S.F. Young. Have native coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) persisted in the Nooksack and Samish rivers despite continuous hatchery production throughout the past century? Conservation Genetics 5: 367–379, 2004.


  • Suggests that while hatchery genetics appear to have subsumed wild genetics in the Samish, that wild coho runs in the upper North Fork Samish are distinct and suggest a genetic divergence.