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NOAA Fisheries’ Anadromous Production and Inland Fisheries Branch, is announcing the availability for public review and comment of the Proposed Evaluation and Pending Determination (PEPD) for Salmon and Steelhead Hatchery Programs in the Duwamish-Green River Basin.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Muckleshoot Tribe, and Suquamish Tribe have prepared plans for 10 jointly operated hatchery programs in the Duwamish/Green River region. The proposal, developed by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and
Suquamish Tribe, will work to institute increase hatcheries and releases of Chinook Salmon into the Green River which then enter the Salish Sea. The Chinook is the food base for our Southern Resident Orcas which are starving.
The public comment period closes on May 2, 2019.
Written comments on the proposed evaluation and pending determination should be addressed to Charlene Hurst, NMFS Sustainable Fisheries Division, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232. Comments may be submitted by email. The mailbox address for providing email comments is: nmfs.duwamish-green.hatcheries-PEPD@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the email comment the following identifier: Comments on Duwamish/Green River hatchery evaluation. The documents are available on the internet at www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov. Comments received will also be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours by calling (503) 230-5409.
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