Surrogate Parents for Endangered Trout

September 16, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

Using the work of Japanese scientists who wanted to boost the population of bluefin tuna, Idaho researchers will begin experimenting with “surrogate broodstocking” to see if they can use the techniqe to replenish stocks of sockeye salmon and other endangered salmonids. “The new method is ‘one of the best things that has happened in a long time in bringing something new into conservation biology,’ said University of Idaho zoology professor Joseph Cloud, who is leading the U.S. government-funded sockeye project.” Lauran Neergaard of the Associated Press. (Thanks to reader Wayne Hadley for this link.)