Membership

Hatchery Scientific Review Group Members

The members of the Hatchery Scientific Review Group (HSRG) for the Puget Sound and Coastal Washington review were chosen from a pool of candidates nominated by the American Fisheries Society. The original nine-member HSRG was expanded to 14 members in 2006 to include individuals with specific knowledge about Columbia River salmon and steelhead. The members who joined for the Columbia River review were selected by the original HSRG, based on expertise and experience with hatcheries in general and Columbia River programs in particular.

The current HSRG is composed of 13 members. Seven are affiliated with agencies and tribes in the Columbia River Basin. The remaining six members are unaffiliated biologists. Affiliated members do not represent their agency or tribe, but are expected to bring only their individual, scientific expertise to the table. The intent of this structure and approach is to ensure the HSRG maintains scientific independence and impartiality while at the same time assuring that it contains thorough knowledge of salmonid populations and hatchery programs in the regions it reviews. New members are appointed according to established by-laws; policies and procedures are updated regularly.

Name (*Indicates Member has retired from the HSRG) Title Puget Sound Coastal Washington Washington State Columbia River
Mr. Andy Appleby Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Independent Consultant X X
Mr. John Barr* Nisqually Natural Resources X X
Dr. Brian Beckmann NOAA Fisheries X X
Mr. Lee Blankenship Independent Consultant X X X X
Dr. Donald Campton U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service X X X X
Dr. Ken Currens Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission X
Mr. Mike Delarm* NOAA Fisheries X
Dr. Trevor Evelyn Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Independent Consultant X X X X
Dr. David Fast Yakama Nation X X
Mr. Tom Flagg* NOAA Fisheries X X
Dr. Jeffrey Gislason* Bonneville Power Administration X
Mr. Eric Kinne Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife X
Mr. Paul Kline Idaho Department of Fish and Game X
Dr. Conrad Mahnken NOAA Fisheries X X X
Dr. Lars Mobrand* Independent Consultant X X X X
Dr. Peter Paquet Northwest Power and Conservation Council X X
Mr. Scott Patterson Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife X
Mr. Robert Piper* U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Independent Consultant X X
Dr. Lisa Seeb Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Independent Consultant X X X
Mr. Paul Seidel* Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife X X
Mr. Stephen H. Smith Independent Consultant X X
Dr. Bill Smoker* University of Alaska, Independent Consultant X X
Mr. Ken Warheit Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife X