Stock Exchange: Sustained Collaboration Produces Healthier Fish
What do you get when two hatchery programs combine forces?
It's moving day at Quinault National Fish Hatchery!
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!
what's happening at the hatchery
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is overseeing the construction of a new fish exclusion barrier at Quinault NFH in Grays Harbor County, Washington. The Project will maintain the functionality of the hatchery by replacing the existing weir with a velocity barrier, replacing the existing electric weir control building, modifying riprap and an access road, and adding a fish bypass ladder.
As of October 26, 2016, 19 adult Chum have returned to Cook Creek.
As of October 26, 2016, 9536 adult Coho have returned to Cook Creek.
As of October 26, 2016, 107 adult Steelhead have returned to Cook Creek.
Fisheries In the news
February 25, 2017 - (Bend Bulletin) Pacific Lamprey brought to local museum
December 29, 2016 - Steelhead Season starts New Year's Day
December 28, 2016 - Spring Steelhead Season Opens January1
November 17, 2016 - Oregon Offers Free Fishing/Clamming Crabbing Nov. 25-26 (ODFW Website)
October 3, 2016 - Working to kick start nature with wetland restoration (Gazette-Tribune)
A hatchery in a rainforest
Quinault National Fish Hatchery is nestled into the rainforest near Olympic National Park. In the park's valleys are some of the largest remnants of ancient forests left in the country.