I Saw a Salmon Life!

Our volunteers come with a variety of skill! Wayne is an artist. Scott, another volunteer, provided Wayne with this old saw. As you look at the painting on the saw you can follow the salmon life cycle. We look forward to the day when we can let you in to see this piece of art in person 🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟

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COVID-19 Virus – What the Hatchery is Doing!

Hello everyone,

Hoping that this finds you well both in body and spirit. 

The directors realize that the COVID-19 virus has affected all our lives.  How we have had to operate in our daily lives has changed and a lot of those changes will be in place for some time to come. COVID has also affected how we need to operate at the Hatchery. Thus this document that you find attached to this e-mail.

Due to the virus, the directors have put this document in place for the Hatchery. The purpose to provide us all with the guidelines on how we can keep each other safe if we need to be at the hatchery.

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Just Remarkable!

I find it just remarkable how hard our volunteers work and what wonderful work they do! Just look at this deck! Don’t you wish you could have it in your back yard?

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Life at Tynehead Hatchery

Here is the story and videos of how at Tynehead Hatchery we raise the coho from the egg to when local school and our volunteers release these fish into the river to start their long journey. Few will return but their life story is fasinating.

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Coho fry

Slowly releasing our Coho fry back into their home of the Serpentine River. All healthy and some already taking bugs off the surface of the water!

Coho fry

Slowly releasing our Coho fry back into their home of the Serpentine River. All healthy and some already taking bugs off the surface of the water!

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Small but mighty Coho fry in our Hatchery. Feeding well and looking

Lots of mouths to feed here!

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Our New Year babies!!


Who can see the Coho alevin? Who can see the eggs hatching to Alevin?

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Salmon in the Classroom Coho release

We would usually be having our local school groups releasing their young Coho salmon with all their students who were involved in raising Tynehead Hatchery Coho eggs to the fry stage. Thanks to the help of our volunteers, teachers are bringing their salmon babies to be released back into the Serpentine River. A BIG thank you to all the students and their teachers who have done a wonderful job in raising these salmon. We miss the students but look forward to seeing all next year!

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Coho Alevins

Our Coho babies have almost all hatched to the Alevin stage. Those are yolk sacs on their tummies-food for the next month. As this yolk sac gets absorbed, they will slowly turn into a fry salmon. At this point these babes would still be in their “redd” in the river

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Coho Smolts head out to the ocean

50,000 Coho smolts. Returned to the Serpentine River. Smolts are just over a year old and will head directly to the ocean. Inch creek takes a portion of our Coho eggs and raise them to smolt stage for us. Usually we disperse these babies throughout the Serpentine rivershed and only a portion are released at the Tynehead hatchery- primarily at our annual salmon send off. Unfortunately, COVID changed that this year. So see how many you can count in this footage!

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