Misty MacDuffee joins Adam Stirling on CFAX 1070 to discuss Washington State’s billion dollar plan to aid killer whale recovery

One-third of the budget is targeted at fish passage, water quality problems, salmon habitat and ultimately, ecosystem health.

Southern Resident killer whales J50 with her sister, J42, in July of 2018, swim by in the Salish Sea.

Southern Resident killer whales, J50 and her sister J42, in July of 2018. Photo by Katy Foster/NOAA Fisheries. Used under permit 21368.

Misty MacDuffee and Adam Stirling discuss the benefits and the shortcomings of Washington’s investment, the problem with dams, aid to Chinook hatcheries and new hatchery production. They discuss the genetic and ecological implications from hatcheries and why MacDuffee believes this makes them a poor investment for salmon recovery and Southern Resident killer whales.




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Misty MacDuffee, biologist and program director.

Misty MacDuffee

Misty is a biologist and the Program Director of Raincoast’s Wild Salmon Program. Her most recent publication, with co-authors at the Wild Fish Conservancy and the University of Montana, describes a framework for certifying salmon fisheries based on a much higher bar than is currently in use. She is dedicated to the long term survival of finned, furred, and feathered creatures.

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