Juvenile chum salmon have been spotted swimming along the seawall, which has been designed to help them survive in order to migrate past. You might say it’s ‘highway’, complete with rest stops and restaurants. From the Seattle Times.
Working to better understand and protect salmon with fin clipping:This year, the hatchery is hosting two marking trailers, one manual and one automated. The manual unit is processing approximately 35,000 salmon fingerlings per day, while the automated unit can process 140,000 per day! About fin clipping… Clipping is a common practice conducted at most Washington […]
Flood Recap: In early February, following heavy rainfall, we experienced a record flow in Issaquah Creek of 2,400 cubic feet per second which resulted in: Flood waters inundating the hatchery, and Piles of silt on the hatchery grounds, resulting in a huge cleanup problem. Hatchery production remained safe but we came within 4 inches of […]
Annual Report:We’ve had an incredible year and are so thankful for all of the wonderful volunteers who made it possible. Check out these 2019 statistics:Individuals reached by FISH volunteers and staff:FISHop visitors – 3.421Super Salmon Sleuths – 80FISH Presents – 232School presentations – 3,426School science fairs – 2,704Spring/summer tours – 444Weekend scheduled tours – 204Outreach […]
King County has funded a new study to examine how wastewater pollutants from the county impact salmon and orcas. Pollutants from our roads and drains end up in stormwater runoff — and now scientists are looking for more information on how these pollutants impact juvenile salmon. Read more about the research HERE.
The Issaquah Salmon Hatchery has participated in the Kokanee Work Group’s extended rearing program over the last nine months. In October, 250 of the juvenile kokanee were flown to the Long Live the Kings’ facility on Orcas Island. Learn more and see additional photos HERE.