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Plans underway to restore burned hatchery

 


KETCHIKAN (AP) — The operator of a state-owned salmon hatchery near Petersburg says it is moving forward with plans to rebuild the portion of the facility destroyed by fire in March.

The Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association operates the Crystal Lake Hatchery, whose fish-incubation building burned in the blaze.

The association's operations manager Bret Hiatt told the Greater Ketchikan Chamber Of Commerce on Wednesday that the coho salmon release was lost in the fire and so was a large portion of king salmon, the Ketchikan Daily News reported. Losing the entire coho stock is...



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