Hatchery Scientific Review Group

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.

Nine of the 14 HSRG members are affiliated with agencies and tribes in the Columbia River Basin. The remaining five 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.

Agency/Tribe Affiliated Members

  • Mr. Andy Appleby/Mr. Paul Seidel (until May 2008), Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Dr. Donald Campton, US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Mr. Mike Delarm, NOAA Fisheries
  • Dr. David Fast, Yakama Nation
  • Mr. Tom Flagg (Dr. Des Maynard, alternate), NOAA Fisheries
  • Dr. Jeffrey Gislason, Bonneville Power Administration
  • Mr. Paul Kline, Idaho Department of Fish and Game
  • Mr. George Nandor, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife/Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
  • Dr. Peter Paquet (chair, 2008-present), Northwest Power and Conservation Council

Unaffiliated Members

  • Mr. John Barr (vice chair), Independent Consultant
  • Mr. H. Lee Blankenship (vice chair), Northwest Marine Technology
  • Dr. Trevor Evelyn, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (retired)
  • Dr. Lars Mobrand (chair, 2000-08), IFC, Jones and Stokes
  • Mr. Stephen H. Smith, Stephen H. Smith Fisheries Consulting, Inc.

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