Hatchery contracts hit ‘overtime’

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended by three months its agreement for the state to continue running Cole Rivers Hatchery on the Rogue River and five other Oregon hatcheries as the sides hash out new operating contracts to raise and release millions of salmon, steelhead and trout.

Facing a Friday expiration of its agreement with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Corps opted this week to keep ODFW staff on hand at Cole Rivers to maintain production of 2.8 million salmon, steelhead and trout bound for the Rogue Basin this year.

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