Scientists Review Pikeminnow Removal Rewards Program; Decrease In Abundance Concurrent With Bass, Walleye Increase?

Studies over the 33-year history of a program designed to remove Northern Pikeminnow, a natural predator of salmon and steelhead smolts, from the Columbia and Snake rivers still has not been able to make a direct connectionbetween mass removals of the predator and recovery of salmonids in the rivers, according to a recent report by the Independent Scientific Review Panel.

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