Do Salmon Make Decisions as a Group?
Research suggests that salmon use social cues and group decision making to find their way back to their spawning grounds. Years with fewer salmon returning resulted in more salmon getting lost. Read more here.
Coastal Beavers Have a Close Relationship With Salmon
The Salmon Cannon Goes Viral!
The salmon cannon is not a new invention, but the internet is just now grabbing a hold of it. Check out the CNN article here to see some of the reactions online. Keep an eye on the FISH Facebook page for updates on the salmon cannon and how it’s being used to transport salmon to their spawning grounds.
NOAA adds 2 populations of chinook and 3 of coho to federal overfished list
First Chinook Arrival at the Hatchery!
The first salmon of the season made an early appearance on July 11! The female chinook successfully made it over the lowered weir after several attempts. The following week, FISH summer campers were lucky enough to see a male chinook make it upstream as well!
Fish at the Ballard Locks:
FISH Docents have begun their weekly visit to the Ballard Locks! Every Sunday in August, volunteers educate the public on the chinook salmon entering the fish ladder on their way back to the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery!
- Chinook Spawning Season Final Report 2020
- Spawning Update – Oct. 9, 2020
- Chinook Gives Its All (Including its Tail?)
- Updated: Mystery Tags on this Year’s Return
- Small Group Tours are Going Swimmingly!
- Deterring Seal Predation at the Locks
- UPDATE: Get your Hatchery Tour Tickets!
- Big Chinook Return! Small Spawning Results. Why is That?
- A Second Transfer of Kokanee to Orcas Island!
- Hatchery Spring Release Report