My chance to work on Afognak Island began in the spring of 2013 at a field camp.  After the field camp season was over I moved to a hatchery not too far from the camp.  The Kitoi Bay Hatchery provided new experiences and challenges that will never be forgotten.  While at the hatchery I gained new friendships and skills while being able to see one of God’s greatest creations, Alaska.  Waking each morning to the sight of mountains, bald eagles, and Kodiak brown bears was a wonderful way to greet each day.  The hatchery raises millions of salmon (i.e. chum, pink, coho, and sockeye) for sustainable commercial fishing, since the amount of fishing in Alaska has depleted most of the natural populations.  When I say millions it is no exaggeration.  The hatchery raises 215 million pink , 36 million chum, 2 million coho, and 800,000 sockeye eggs (guess there is always an exception).   For more reading please visit kraa.org.

Kitoi Bay Hatchery on Afognak Island
Kitoi Bay Hatchery on Afognak Island
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