Genetic Matchmaking in California Salmon Hatcheries (New York Times)

A front page story in the New York Times on Sunday January 17 highlighted the work of SWFSC Fisheries Ecology Division scientists John Carlos Garza and Libby Gilbert-Horvath. The genetic broodstock management (matchmaking) technique for avoiding inbreeding and maximizing genetic diversity that they pioneered is now being used by conservation hatchery programs throughout California and the western US.

To Save Its Salmon, California Calls In the Fish Matchmaker
New York Times (online version posted January 15, 2016)

Contact: SWFSC Fisheries Ecology Division, Molecular Ecology and Genetic Analysis Team

(January 19, 2016)

Coho released from a California hatchery

Coho salmon smolts just released from a California hatchery.