Our Mission at FISH is to Educate and Advocate for Salmon.
We conduct educational tours at the hatchery**; provide an online curriculum for at-home learning; perform in-class presentations throughout Puget Sound**; host salmon-related events**; provide opportunities for the community to engage and volunteer**; and we work with other organizations and local officials to tackle challenging issues affecting salmon survival in our changing world.
Each year, our team of FISH volunteers welcomes tens of thousands of young students and visitors to the hatchery — especially in the fall, when the salmon return to spawn in Issaquah Creek. We draw attention to the presence of these magnificent fish to cultivate a sense of wonder, in a manner that fosters a life-long commitment to their wellbeing. During this challenging year of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have upgraded our online learning curriculum to benefit at-home learning. We welcome teachers, parents and students to explore these learning options — and please check back often as we continue to add features throughout the fall.
We welcome you to explore the wonders of Pacific Northwest salmon, learn about our Issaquah Hatchery and its role in protecting them, and how you can become a salmon steward in our community.
** During normal, non-Covid years.
Covid 19: Changes to the Hatchery & FISH:
- Issaquah Hatchery is closed to the public.
- FISH tours of the hatchery are suspended.
- In-class school presentations by FISH are suspended.
- We have ramped up our online learning curriculum!
- Normal sources of funding for FISH are severely constrained by this crisis. Now, much more than ever, we rely on your generous support to protect and promote salmon and the wide-ranging ecosystem that depends on them.