Coho Subsistence Resource Enhancement 

The Coho salmon subsistence resource enhancement project will continue in 2021. Valdez Fisheries will coordinate with our local hires to kick off the 2021 Coho release. This includes stocking and local release of juvenile Coho salmon, near Tatitlek. Valdez fisheries will deliver the Coho fry in May. Transported by cargo vessel from Valdez Hatchery, the fry will be pumped into holding pens in Boulder Bay. Here they will be fed and cared for by local hires over a period ranging from ten to thirty days. Following this stabilization period, the fry will be released into the wild, where they will reach full maturity before returning for harvest.