Hatchery Detail


Hatchery

Name : Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery
Province : Columbia Gorge Longitude : -121.639328
Subbasin : Little White Salmon Latitude : 45.712852
Operating Agency : USFWS
Funding Source : NOAA (Mitchell Act), USFWS, USACE, BPA (operational costs for rearing fish as part of the Umatilla Fisheries Program)
Description : The Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery, located on the Little White Salmon River approximately 12 miles east of Stevenson, Washington, was originally constructed in 1896, began operations in 1898, and was remodeled and expanded in 1958. It currently operates as part of the Columbia River Fisheries Development Program (Mitchell Act). The Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery was a pioneer in the fledgling science of salmon propagation when it began rearing salmon. During the past 100 years, the facilities and the propagation methods have changed dramatically and research is on-going. Today, more than 9.4 million young salmon are released into the river or transferred to other sites for release each year. The spring and up-river bright fall Chinook salmon and coho salmon produced at the Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery contribute significantly to the salmon harvested by sport anglers in the Columbia River, particularly in Drano Lake.
 
Releases & Returns
Hatchery releases of anadromous fish, within the geographic range of an ESU/DPS, are listed accordingly.
Province Subbasin Species ESU/DPS Released
in 2009
Returns to Collection
Facility in 2009
Data as of
Columbia Gorge Little White Salmon Fall Chinook Lower Columbia River Chinook ESU 6,537,837 8 / 30 / 2010
Columbia Gorge Little White Salmon Spring Chinook Lower Columbia River Chinook ESU 590,763 8 / 30 / 2010
Hatchery Program Reviews
APRE HSRG HGMP USFWS
1.URB Hatchery Fall Chinook
2.Coho Hatchery
3.Hatchery Spring Chinook
4.Spring Chinook Integrated
5.Yakima Fall Chinook
1.Wenatchee River Spring Chinook Population and Related Hatchery Programs
2.Little White Salmon Spring Chinook Population and Related Hatchery Programs
3.Little White Salmon Fall Chinook Population and Related Hatchery Programs
4.Marion Drain Fall Chinook Population and Related Hatchery Programs
1.Okanogan Basin Spring Chinook
2.Ringold Springs Spring Chinook
3.Coho Salmon
4.Spring Chinook Salmon
5.Upriver Bright Fall Chinook Program
6.Umatilla Spring Chinook
7.Prosser Upriver Bright Fall Chinook Production Program
1.Columbia Gorge NFHs Assessments and Recommendations Report - December 2007