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Our Spring Chinook salmon still need taking care of so we finished ponding our young fry yesterday, all 1.6 million of them. These guys are about two and half months old and just a little over an inch long. They will live in our raceways for the next 15 months until they are released as smolts in April 2020.

Recent Carson NFH Fish Returns

As of July 25, 2018, 915 adult Spring Chinook Salmon have returned to the hatchery.
Last Updated: March 12, 2019

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These fish were raised at Quilcene National Fish Hatchery. While we don't raise coho salmon at Carson NFH, the egg-to-fry hatch for our spring Chinook salmon is similar. Credit: Florian Graner

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