Entiat National Fish Hatchery
Pacific Region
 

Fish Species

Tribal members holding adult salmon at Entiat NFH - Photo: USFWS
Tribal members holding adult salmon at Entiat NFH.
USFWS

Beginning in the fall of 2009, the Entiat National Fish Hatchery began raising summer Chinook salmon. The program was initiated with eggs from Wells Fish Hatchery. The goal of the program is to annually release 400,000 smolts from the reproduction of approximately 150 pairs of adult summer Chinook salmon. The migration corridor for released smolts and returning adult fish includes approximately 491 river miles and the Pacific Ocean. The program is intended to function as a segregated program for harvest benefits. Fish from this program are not intended to spawn naturally and are not intended to establish, supplement, or support any summer Chinook salmon populations occurring in the natural environment.

Visit our Returns page to find out how many adult salmon have returned to the hatchery during some of the previous years..

 

 
Chinook Salmon - Photo: USFWS
Chinook Salmon
USFWS
 
Coho Salmon - Photo: NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Coho Salmon
NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center
 
Rainbow Trout - Photo: USFWS
Rainbow Trout
USFWS
 
Pacific Lamprey - Photo: USFWS
Pacific Lamprey
USFWS
 
Bull Trout - Photo: USFWS
Bull Trout
USFWS
 
Aquatic Invasive Species Zebra Mussels - Photo: USGS
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Zebra Mussels
USGS


Last updated: December 2, 2013

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