Puget Sound Olympic Peninsula Fisheries Complex
Pacific Region
Salmon

About our fisheries complex

The Puget Sound/Olympic Peninsula Fish and Aquatic Conservation Complex (PSOP) is composed of the Western Washington Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office (WWFWCO) and the Olympic Peninsula National Fish Hatcheries (NFHs): Makah, Quilcene, and Quinault. The PSOP administrative headquarters and the WWFWCO are located in Lacey, WA. The mandate for all three of the Olympic Peninsula NFHs is to fulfill Tribal Trust responsibilities. Fish released from these hatcheries support commercial and recreational ocean fishing, and tribal and non-tribal freshwater fishing. Makah and Quinault NFHs are located on reservation lands and are co-managed by the respective Tribes. While not located on tribally held lands, Quilcene NFH is co-managed and supports the Skokomish, Jamestown S'Klallam, Port Gamble S'Klallam, Suquamish, and Lower Elwha Tribes. The WWFWO supports the three NFHs: carrying out all hatchery marking and tagging programs; retrieving coded wire tags and associated data; and performing monitoring and evaluation studies. In addition, the WWFWCO also carries out native fish evaluations and other studies in Puget Sound and Western Washington to help restore declining fish and aquatic species, recover species listed under the Endangered Species Act, promote restoration of aquatic habitats, and provide science based management of aquatic resources. Much of the PSOP activities are in support of and in collaboration with Tribal and state co-managers, other Federal partners, and other environmental groups and organizations.



 

Complex Facilities:

    Makah National Fish Hatchery
    Quilcene National Fish Hatchery
    Quinault National Fish Hatchery
    Western Washington Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office


Salmon

Makah National Fish Hatchery

Elwha River weir (Photo: USFWS)The Makah National Fish Hatchery exists as a joint venture with the Makah Tribe for the continued enhancement of Pacific salmon along Washington State's northwest coast. This program grew out of the need to restore and enhance fish runs due to surface water degradation and habitat loss created by timber harvest and human population growth and development. Species and quantity reared as well as release times are subject to change based on hatchery evaluation findings, fisheries research, environmental conditions, and consensus between the USFWS managers and the Makah Tribe.

Species currently reared and released: Chinook and Coho Salmon, and Steelhead.

 

Partners: Makah Tribe, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, and Friends of NW Hatcheries

Office Address:

897 Hatchery Road

Neah Bay, WA 98357

Office phone: (360) 645-2521

 



Quilcene National Fish Hatchery

Elwha River weir (Photo: USFWS)Quilcene National Fish Hatchery has a long history of raising and releasing fish. It has been in continuous operation since 1911. The fish production program at Quilcene NFH is a cooperative effort involving many partners. Changes in fish production must meet legal mandates, adhere to several management plans, and be agreed to by all partners. Our partners include the Northwest Indian FisheriesCommission, Point No Point Treaty Council Tribes ( Port Gamble S' Klallam Tribe, Jamestown S' Klallam Tribe), Skokomish Indian Tribe, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, Suquamish Tribe, other federal agencies (NOAA fisheries), the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, Jefferson County and several private resource enhancement groups (Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement, Long Live the Kings), and other U.S. Fish & Wildlife offices, including the Washington Fish and Wildlife Office, Pacific Region Fish Health Program, and Abernathy Fish Technology Center.

Species currently reared and released: Coho Salmon.

Partners: Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe, Jamestown S' Klallam Tribe, Skokomish Tribe, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, Suquamish Tribe, Point No Point Treaty Council, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Olympic National Park, U.S. Geological Survey, Environmental Protection Agency, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement, Long Live the Kings, Friends of NW Hatcheries.

Office Address:

281 Fish Hatchery Rd

Quilcene, WA 98376

Office phone: 360-765-3334




Quinault National Fish Hatchery

Elwha River weir (Photo: USFWS)The Quinault National Fish Hatchery exists as a joint venture with the Quinault Indian Nation for the continued enhancement of Pacific salmon along Washington State's northwest coast. This program grew out of the need to restore and enhance fish runs due to surface water degradation and habitat loss created by timber harvest and human population growth and development. Species and quantity reared as well as release times are subject to change based on hatchery evaluation findings, fisheries research, environmental conditions, and consensus between the USFWS managers and the Quinault Indian Nation.

Species currently reared and released: Coho and Chum salmon, and Steelhead

 

Partners: Quinault Indian Nation, Hoh Tribe, Olympic National Park, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, and Friends of Northwest Hatcheries

 

Office Address:

3 Sockeye Road

Humptulips, WA 98552

Office phone: 360-288-2508




Western Washington Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office

Elwha River weir (Photo: USFWS)The Western WA Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office (WWFWCO) works to monitor, protect and enhance fish populations and aquatic habitats in Puget Sound, the Olympic Peninsula, and Coastal Washington. Our fisheries team works to implement conservation programs, develop science applications, and monitor aquatic trust species. We work with numerous Federal, State, Tribal, Local, and non-governmental partners to accomplish our conservation mission.

Species benefitted: Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Pink Salmon, Bull Trout, Steelhead/Rainbow Trout, Kokanee, Coastal Cutthroat Trout, Olympic Mudminnow, Freshwater Mussels, Sculpin, and Pacific Lamprey.

 

Partners:

Tribal: Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, Makah Tribe, Quinault Indian Nation, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Skokomish Indian Tribe, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe, Suquamish Tribe, and Muckleshoot Indian Tribe.

Federal: US Forest Service, National Park Service, US Navy, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), and US Geological Survey.

State: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Ecology, Washington Department of Natural Resources, WA State Recreation and Conservation Office

Local Governments: King County, City of Seattle, Pierce County, Thurston County, Lewis County, Grays Harbor County, Clallam County, Jefferson County, Mason County, Hood Canal Coordinating Council, Local County Conservation Districts (Grays Harbor, Thurston County, Mason County, Pacific County, Snohomish County).

Non-Governmental Organizations: Trout Unlimited, Xerces Society, Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group, South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group, Long Live the Kings Coast Salmon Partnership, North Olympic Salmon Coalition, Chehalis River Basin Land Trust, Chehalis Basin Fisheries Task Force, Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group.

Universities and Colleges: University of Washington and The Evergreen State College

 

Office Address:

510 Desmond Drive SE

Lacey, WA 98503

Office phone: 360 753-9440



STAFF

Staff members may be contacted at the phone number listed below or by clicking on their email link

 

 

NAME TITLE
PHONE
 EMAIL
Denise Hawkins Complex Manager
360-753-9509
Email link to Denise Hawkins
Marsha McGee Administrative Officer
360-640-0314
email link to Marsha McGee
Dan Spencer Information & Education Specialist
360-753-9589
email link to

 

OFFICE ADDRESS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Puget Sound Olympic Peninsula FAC Complex

510 Desmond Drive SE

Lacey, WA 98503

 

Office Phone: 360 753-9440

 

 

Last updated: September 16, 2019
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