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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice

    During the current public health emergency, when possible, national fish hatcheries will remain open to the public. However facility resources and events may be limited.  Please call the hatchery directly at (360) 288-2508 for further information. More information on Service facility access is available on the FWS Coronavirus Response page.

  • It's moving day at Quinault National Fish Hatchery!

    Quinault Indian Nation Hatchery workers move steelhead to a tribal facility (Credit-Ben Gilles/USFWS)

    We have had the Quinault Indian Nation's (Nation) Salmon River steelhead on station for about nine months and it’s time for them to go back the tribe's facilities! 

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  • Stock Exchange: Sustained Collaboration Produces Healthier Fish

    Quinault Chinook

    What do you get when two hatchery programs combine forces?

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what's happening at the hatchery

Fry are Being Ponded!

The adult return is about over and eggs are hatching. We will be putting new fry out regularly through March.  Stop by to see the new babies in the raceways and tanks.

Releases are scheduled to begin ealrly April.  Stop in to see the smolts heading out to sea. 

Stop on in to see the visitor center and and what else is going on!  Call 360-288-2508 for more information.   

Hope to see you here!

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Recent Fish Returns

As of January 22, 2020, 4,531 adult Chum have returned to Quinault NFH.

As of January 22, 2020, 574 adult Winter Steelhead have returned to Quinault NFH.

As of January 22, 2020, 3,214 jacks and 6,656 adult Coho have returned to Quinault NFH.

Last Updated: November 13, 2020
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