Yakima Klickitat Fisheries Project

The YKFP is a supplementation project designed to use artificial propagation in an attempt to maintain or increase natural production while maintaining long-term fitness of the target population and keeping ecological and genetic impacts to non-target species within specified limits. The Project is also designed to provide harvest opportunities. The framework developed by the Regional Assessment of Supplementation Project (RASP 1991) guides the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Project.

The purposes of the YKFP are to:

· enhance existing stocks of anadromous fish in the Yakima and Klickitat river basins while maintaining genetic resources;
· reintroduce stocks formerly present in the basins; and
· apply knowledge gained about supplementation throughout the Columbia River Basin.

The 2018 Yakima Basin Aquatic Science and Management Conference was held on June 13 and 14 at CWU. A final agenda is ready, and has links to this year's presentations. Like last year, Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group has invited us for a pizza night at Cornerstone Pie in Ellensburg. Here are some directions to the campus and conference. Guildlines for presenters here.

Send nice comments to Paul Huffman huffmanp@yakama.com. Send problems to webmaster@ykfp.org.