Stock Exchange: Sustained Collaboration Produces Healthier Fish
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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 December 22, 2015, 1,556 adult Steelhead have returned to Cook Creek.
As of December 22, 2015, 13,441 adult Coho have returned to Cook Creek.
As of December 17, 2015, 4,313 adult Chum have returned to Cook Creek.
Fisheries In the news
September 15, 2016 - Wenatchee River Salmon Festival Opens (News Radio 560 KPQ)
September 12, 2016 - Olympic National Park: Fish continue to recolonize Elwha watershed (Peninsula Daily News)
August 3, 2016 - 08/03/16 (Hawaii DLNR) Wailuku River Interim Instream Flow Suspention for Maintenance Activities in August
July 25, 2016 - (Earthfix) An Urban Refuge Where Humans And Wildlife Coexist
July 23, 2016 - (The Seattle Times) Mount Rainier moves to boost protection of native fish species
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.