2010 Egg Take
Collecting females from the holding pen. (Snow or no snow, work must be done).
What a beauty (the fish).
Another beauty (both of them).
Collecting the eggs.
Hatchery eggs have a survival rate of greater than 90%. Wild eggs
left in the creek have a survival rate of only a few percent.
Clipping: Winter 2010-11
The eggs hatched over a year ago have produced thousands of healthy
smolts. Before release, the hatchery smolts are marked by
clipping the adipose fin. Here, our "boarders" are being moved to the
"pre-op" room, where they will be anathetised before their fins are
The clipping room A.K.A operating room. Note the counting lady clicking away happily.
Coffee time for the hard working crew. They are clearly a happy bunch
(what's in that coffee?) What is going on between Dick and the
pretty lady in plaid?
Not many left in this tank.
Anethesized, the little fishies are easy to handle.
Coffee time's over ...