Owned by the State of Alaska and operated by CIAA through contract with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), the facility located at Trail Lakes (Moose Pass) is permitted to produce sockeye, coho, and chinook salmon for release at selected sites throughout the Cook Inlet watershed.
Currently, all of CIAA's sockeye production comes from this facility. Up to 12.4 million sockeye salmon eggs are incubated and reared annually for release as fry (7.0 million) to Hidden Lake, Leisure Lake, Kirschner Lake, Hazel Lake, Bear Lake and English Bay Lakes. An addition to the sockeye fry releases, up to 2.0 million sockeye are releases as smolts to Tutka Bay Lagoon, Resurrection Bay and Port Graham Bay. Up to 600,000 coho salmon eggs are incubated and reared as fry (450,000) for release to Bear Lake.