Quinault National Fish Hatchery
Pacific Region


The hatchery employs seven full-time positions.  Manager, Bill Edwards, Assistant Manager, Tom Tighe, Typist/Fish Culturist, Debbie Leavitt, Fish Culturists, Ed Lemieux, and Bob Nash.

Jeanne Blackburn (TERO) In memoriam, Lloyd Smith will be eternally acknowledged as a member of the hatchery staff. Lloyd worked at the hatchery as a fish culturist for several years before he and his wife Rhonda were lost in a house fire

Quinault NFH has a  written cooperative agreement with the Quinault Indian Nation regarding their Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance (TERO) program. This agreement provides funding from the USFWS to the Quinault Indian Nation to allow the hiring of Quinault tribal members for temporary work.  This Cooperative Agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Quinault Nation provides tribal members the experience of working at a large salmon production facility. This program benefits the FWS, the QIN and tribal members.

On the lefon the left is Joseph Lemieux (TERO) and on the right Rich Sivonen (FWS)

TERO workers Joseph Lemieux and Jeanne Blackburn are working at the hatchery learning about FWS’s fish culture practices and assisting with various maintenance projects.  Joe and Jeanne are an asset to the hatchery and are excellent stewards of the Quinault Nation’s natural resources. 

Last updated: February 15, 2012
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