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Northwest National Fish Hatcheries


A network of 15 federal and other Lower Snake River Compensation Plan Program-managed facilities in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington

  • A Vital Part of the Northwest Community


    It's no secret that fishing is a way of life here in the Pacific Northwest. But did you know that your national fish hatcheries play a vital role sustaining tribal, recreational, and commercial angling? Check out our video on the hatchey system in our region.

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  • Our Hatchery Network

    Pacific lamprey adult

    We operate or administer 24 federally-owned facilities and 53 hatchery programs in the Pacific Northwest, including facilities within the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan.

    Idaho NFHs
    Washington NFHs
    Oregon NFHs

  • Hatchery Review

    Coho salmon

    In October 2005 the Service initiated a review of 21 salmon and steelhead hatcheries that the Service owns or operates in the Columbia River Basin. That review was expanded in 2008 to include three National Fish Hatcheries on Washington State's Olympic Peniinsula.

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  • Policies and Guidance: Parentage-Based Tagging (PBT)


    The Service supports PBT as a valuable analytical tool that has potential when used in appropriate applications. We have developed guidance to assist our hatcheries and NFH Managers in responding to requests for samples to be used in PBT analyses

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  • Part of the National Fish Hatchery System


    The National Fish Hatchery System (NFHS) is comprised of a network of 70 hatcheries located throughout the nation. Service hatcheries work with tribal, local, and state governments, other federal agencies, and foreign nations to conserve fisheries. Since the inception of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1871, fisheries conservation has figured paramount to people and economies. (Related Video: Your National Fish Hatcheries)
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Last Updated: October 9, 2014
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