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See the work to help Lake Sammamish kokanee in the fish hatchery in Issaquah. The hatchery is a safe place for young kokanee to hatch, live and grow before they're planted in their native creeks around the lake.  The goal of this work is to make kokanee plentiful again, enough to phase out hatchery support and to allow fishing for kokanee again.  All photos on this page © Grace Reamer.

2009 kokanee ready for egg and milt harvest at Issaquah Hatchery, by Grace Reamer
Wild kokanee stock for supplemental spawning, Dec. 2009
2009 kokanee spawning intervention at Issaquah Hatchery, by Grace Reamer
Wild fish, Dec. 2009
2009 Kokanee egg harvest at Issaquah Hatchery, by Grace Reamer
Getting eggs
Kokanee eggs and milt in a plastic mixing bucket at Issaquah Hatchery, by Grace Reamer
Eggs and milt are mixed in a bucket

For questions about Lake Sammamish kokanee and these photos, please contact David St. John, government relations administrator, DNRP Water Policy Unit.