News from 10-20-30 years ago
March 2, 1983 – The Crystal Lake Hatchery staff has a proposal before the Alaska Legislature to double their rearing capacity. Jim Billi, hatchery manager, told a large crowd of fishermen and interested townspeople at the February 18 meeting at the Counciil Chambers that it would only take a capital outlay of $3,000,000 and an additional $75,000 operating expenditure to do this.
At the present time 800,000 kings and over 2,600,000 cohos are hatching out at the hatchery, Billi said. The hatchery will be releasing these smolts from 1981 adults: 183,000 kings and 399,000 cohos. Also to be re...