Cannery Creek Hatchery

The Cannery Creek Hatchery (CCH) is a state-owned hatchery built in 1978 by the ADF&G Fisheries Rehabilitation, Enhancement and Development (FRED) Division as a pink and chum salmon hatchery.  It is located in Unakwik Inlet, Prince William Sound, approximately 40 miles east of Whittier.  PWSAC manages and operates the facility for ADF&G under a 20-year professional services agreement at no cost to the state.  PWSAC assumed management and operational control of the hatchery in 1988.  CCH is currently permitted for 187 million pink salmon eggs annually.

Jon Palmer, CCH Hatchery Manager, leads a permanent, year-round staff of six with a seasonal staff of 14 during the summer months.  Jon has worked with PWSAC (AFK, MBH, WNH, and CCH) since 2008.

All the Hatchery Managers enjoy giving tours, showing off their hatcheries and the fish, so please stop by if you are in the area.  All the hatcheries can be contacted on VHF 16.

CCH Pink Salmon Production Summary

Brood Year
Green Eggs
Fry Released
Total Return
Marine Survival
1978
4,039,000 2,826,000 90,300
3.20%
1979
3,559,000 2,694,000 141,400
5.25%
1980
23,299,000 21,289,000 764,200
3.59%
1981
14,544,000 13,933,000 469,400
3.37%
1982
24,973,677 22,123,000 1,139,000
5.15%
1983
34,335,345 31,200,000 2,594,000
8.31%
1984
48,634,047 36,500,000 853,000
2.34%
1985
72,900,000 56,200,000 2,150,000
3.83%
1986
44,200,000 42,600,000 227,688
0.53%
1987
106,276,128 95,396,455 5,712,431
5.99%
1988
64,408,295 59,088,345 2,632,882
4.46%
1989
161,147,469 143,662,511 8,934,626
6.05%
1990
150,866,567 141,518,489 1,706,467
1.21%
1991
154,465,511 132,166,249 835,145
0.63%
1992
156,459,678 140,028,800 9,451,170
6.75%
1993
105,300,422 84,616,614 5,244,008
6.20%
1994
158,291,986 130,339,452 6,700,194
5.14%
1995
155,226,782 140,441,172 6,038,502
4.30%
1996
155,061,345 136,838,852 7,326,100
5.35%
1997
151,970,124 137,571,564 8,072,850
5.87%
1998
149,564,698 131,195,588 6,506,730
4.96%
1999
149,846,024 132,236,317 2,121,305
1.60%
2000
150,771,145 139,226,716 1,588,603
1.14%
2001
150,207,364 138,626,713 8,288,949
5.98%
2002
153,715,171 135,584,680 2,761,241
2.04%
2003
153,079,959 136,288,850 13,491,670
9.90%
2004
152,427,775 126,575,805 2,915,048
2.30%
2005
151,810,307 138,157,160 7,430,043
5.38%
2006
152,000,000 141,000,000 10,992,852
7.80%
2007
152,000,000 131,000,000 3,309,839
2.53%
2008
152,000,000 141,000,000 19,491,431
13.82%
2009
152,000,000 139,000,000 4,467,965
3.21%
2010
152,000,000 135,000,000 4,142,425
3.07%
2011
187,000,000 172,000,000 16,034,517
9.32%
2012
102,000,000 94,300,000 4,672,771
4.96%
2013
187,000,000 171,000,000 9,913,481
5.80%
2014
187,000,000 178,000,000
2015
187,000,000

 

 

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