Hatcheries, or artificial propagation, are one tool to help support wild populations and provide fish for harvest. When using this approach we carefully consider interactions between hatchery and natural-origin fish in the context of our overall goals for threatened or endangered fish. NOAA Fisheries on the West Coast works with applicants and other parties to balance conservation goals with the fulfillment of treaty Indian fishing rights and other applicable laws and policies.
Hatchery Plans and Actions for Public Review
Hatchery plans for Chinook, coho, and chum salmon in the Snohomish River basin (comment period closes April 4, 2022)
Skykomish Summer Steelhead Hatchery Program and Sunset Falls Trap and Haul Program--Draft Environmental Assessment (comment period closes March 8, 2021)
- Hatchery plans for Deschutes, Hood, Touchet, and Umatilla Rivers (comments closed August 13, 2020)
- Clackamas Hatchery Spring Chinook Salmon (comments closed August 31, 2020)