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We would like to thank the many sponsors of our 2010 conference, particularly our main sponsor, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. We received additional support from the following entities: US Fish & Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Sea Grant College Programs of Oregon, Washington and California, Oregon and British Columbia-Washington Chapters of the American Fisheries Society, National Marine Technologies, Skeena Wild Conservation Trust, Pacific Salmon Foundation, Long Live the Kings, Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Marine Stewardship Council, Deschutes Brewery, Bodhichitta Winery, Pacific Rim Winery, Bridgeport Brewery, Keen, Indian Country Conservancy, Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office, Smith Root Inc., and Icebreaker. We would like to particularly thank Wild Salmon Center staff for organizing the event, including Sarah O’Neal, Cathy Kellon, Josh McLaughlin and Rich Lincoln. We also wish to thank the many student volunteers that provided much needed assistance during the event. We thank the VIP conference speakers, including Spencer Beebe, Ray Hilborn, Jim Martin, Guido Rahr, Don Sampson, Jack Stanford, and Rob Walton. We would especially like to thank Tom Brokaw for delivering an inspirational and memorable dinner address at the Portland Art Museum to kick off our conference. Finally, we express our gratitude to Roy Stein, for providing a fresh perspective on this issue at the conference, and for ably moderating the final panel and providing a thoughtful synthesis on the final day of our gathering that helped us shape this special issue.

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Rand, P.S., Berejikian, B.A., Pearsons, T.N. et al. Ecological interactions between wild and hatchery salmonids: an introduction to the special issue. Environ Biol Fish 94, 1–6 (2012).

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