NOAA Fisheries comes through with major assistance for needed improvements at the hatchery! They got grant funding to pay for an aquaculture engineer to design a system to provide for water recirculation, sediment removal and filtration, and U/V sterilization to kill fungus and avoid infection. They also have gotten a $65,000 grant to help build the system. The final numbers have not been developed yet, but likely the needed upgrades will be $120,000 or more! Stay tuned to see how much help we will need from our donors and additional grant funding!

Old Filtration System

This old filtration system will still be used, but additional systems need to be added.