Hatchery Reports

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Port Graham

Port Graham Hatchery has the capacity to rear 84 million eggs based on current water availability. Fish are reared in the facility until they reach the fry stage and then they are temporarily reared in net pens in front of the hatchery. On average the time in the net pens is two months before they are released to the open ocean. The following year, we would expect to see about two million adult pink salmon return.

Trail Lakes

This hatchery operates as a rearing facility only. The primary production is sockeye salmon, which is released at various locations in the Cook Inlet watershed including Bear Lake, Bear Creek, Resurrection Bay, Hidden Lake, Leisure Lake, Hazel Lake, Kirschner Lake, and Tutka Bay. Annual returns from stocking are expected to be about 400,000 sockeye.

Tutka Bay Lagoon

Tutka Bay Lagoon Hatchery is a pink salmon facility with the permitted capacity to incubate up to 125 million eggs. Fish are reared in the facility until they reach the fry stage and then they are temporarily reared in net pens in front of the hatchery. On average the time in the net pens is two months before they are released to the open ocean. The following year, we would expect to see about three million adult pink salmon return.

Eklutna

The Eklutna Salmon Hatchery, located on the Old Glenn Highway near Palmer, is owned by CIAA. Although the hatchery has not been in operation since 1998, it serves as a temporary rearing facility for sockeye and coho smolts during the water shortages at the Trail Lakes Hatchery. The facility is also used by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) to imprint and release Chinook and coho salmon smolt prior to their release to the Eklutna Tailrace.