Federal funding boost could help hatcheries

Money needed to help sustain salmon work.

Right now, in a dark, damp building at the Big Creek Fish Hatchery, 1.8 million salmon eggs grow.

They fill row after row of the rectangular man-made ponds, clustered together by the thousands. Employees work in the dark, using only dim headlights to prepare, sort and collect the orange eggs throughout the three-month growing process. Cold water, pulled directly from the creek that flows alongside the hatchery, rushes through the rows.

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