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  • VetsWork Intern...

    intern Derek Pugh

    Welcome to Derek Pugh, our VetsWork Environment intern through the Mount Adams Institute. We are excited that he will be working with us at the hatchery through the end of the year. 

  • Fishing at your Fingertips!


    All you need to know for fishing can be found on the new Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's Mobile Fishing app. Fish Washington puts up-to-the-minute fishing regulations at your fingertips!

what's happening at the hatchery

Cycle of Life...

We released the 2017 broodyear on April 10, 2019.  1.17 million Spring Chinook salmon are on their incredible journey to the Pacific Ocean. We will be working hard to power wash the raceways to prepare them for the broodyear 2018 salmon. We begin marking all of our fish starting on April 29. The marking trailers will be adipose clipping all of our salmon and coded wire tagging a percentage of them. Marking will last about two weeks. We will also be opening our fish ladder on May 1 for the adult return.

Recent Carson NFH Fish Returns

As of July 25, 2018, 915 adult Spring Chinook Salmon have returned to the hatchery.
Last Updated: June 14, 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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