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hatchery

a commercial establishment dedicated to the hatching of bird eggs to provide day old chicks and poults to the poultry industry.

hatchery liquid
the contents of unfertilized eggs. Used in petfood manufacture.
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Using only in-basin rearing and locally adapted broodstocks at hatcheries to reduce risks and increase hatchery stock productivity.
Hatchery bill re-introduced: Assemblyman Dave Cogdill (R-Modesto), has introduced a bill to help improve the maintenance and operations of the hatchery system by dedicating one third of sportfishing license sales revenue directly to hatcheries and fish-planting facilities.
As habitat restoration efforts increase, hatcheries will provide stocks to reestablish naturally spawning populations.
The effect of hatcheries on steelhead is so profound, a recent study shows, that in just one generation traits are selected that allow fish to survive and prosper in the hatchery environment, at the cost of their ability to thrive and reproduce in a wild environment.
DFG officials are backing away from a previous statement that as many as two hatcheries might have to be closed.
In findings published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Oregon State University researchers confirmed what scientists long have suspected about programs intended to supplement wild populations of salmon and steelhead by releasing young hatchery fish near spawning grounds: The domestication of young fish in hatcheries produces a quantifiable genetic change that makes the fish less successful at reproduction in the wild.
The Fillmore and Mojave River hatcheries plant trout in lakes and streams in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Imperial and San Luis Obispo counties.
In some areas (including Oregon's Coos watershed) they are used for ongoing fish propagation, a less-expensive alternative to ordinary hatcheries.
It is quite impressive what they have accomplished,'' said Mike Haynie, the manager for Eastern Sierra hatcheries.
The prevailing notion, he said, was that all the negative effects associated with hatcheries "could be weeded out by having them spend one generation in the wild.
Elliott points out that even the state hatcheries now are growing bigger fish.
Fish biologists have long cautioned against overreliance on hatcheries in efforts to help endangered fish species recover.