Hatchery Projects

January 2020

49 wild Atlantic salmon broodstock weighing between 5 & 6 pounds were released into the Saco River at an undisclosed location.

February 2020

February 1, 2020, two teams were sent out to area streams with Redd-O-Matics and planted 14,400 eyed-up wild Atlantic salmon eggs.  A team planted more eggs February 8th.   This was the last egg planting event for 2020.

An aquarium, similar to Fish Friends program equipment, was set up in the basement of the hatchery to hold all the remaining salmon eggs.  This aquarium should save electricity costs for February.