Helping Salmon and Kids in Western Washington

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

Since 1967, a hatchery run by Sea Resources of Chinook, Washington has served a dual role of teaching young people about fish and fisheries management while supplementing the salmon stocking program of the state of Washington. On the average, the hatchery raises and releases 2 million fish per year, including chinook, chum, and coho salmon. Just as importantly, the hatchery serves as an educational facility for local high school students. Each day, two high school classes are offered at the hatchery, educating students on all aspects of fish management. Thanks to support from Wildlife Forever, the hatchery was able to replace an eroding pipeline in their spawning facility and to expanding their rearing capabilities by adding new space. (Photo courtesy of the Wild Salmon Center)