Hatchery Detail


Hatchery

Name : Big Creek Hatchery
Province : Columbia Estuary Longitude : -123.578934
Subbasin : Columbia Estuary Latitude : 46.14674
Operating Agency : ODFW
Funding Source : NOAA, (Mitchell Act)
Description : Big Creek Hatchery, located 16 miles east of Astoria, Oregon and approximately 3 miles upstream from Big Creek's confluence with the Columbia River, began operations in 1941 as a state-funded facility. It was refurbished in 1957 under the Mitchell Act as part of the Columbia River Fisheries Development Program - a program to enhance declining fish runs in the Columbia River Basin. The facility is used for adult collection, egg incubation, and rearing of winter steelhead, fall Chinook, and coho. Big Creek Hatchery programs are harvest programs used to mitigate for fishing and harvest opportunities lost due to habitat loss and migration blockage resulting from the Columbia Basin hydropower system.
 
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 Estuary Columbia Estuary Coho Lower Columbia River Coho ESU 540,170 5,819 8 / 30 / 2010
Columbia Estuary Columbia Estuary Fall Chinook Lower Columbia River Chinook ESU 5,666,218 4,934 8 / 30 / 2010
Columbia Estuary Columbia Estuary Winter Steelhead Lower Columbia River Steelhead DPS 61,290 390 8 / 30 / 2010
Hatchery Program Reviews
APRE HSRG HGMP USFWS
1.Big Creek Hatchery Coho
2.Rogue CEDC Hatchery Fall Chinook
3.Sea Resources Integrated Fall Chinook
4.Big Creek Integrated Fall Chinook Tule
5.Big Creek Hatchery Winter Steelhead
1.Big Creek Winter Steelhead Population and Related Hatchery Programs
2.Gnat Creek Winter Steelhead Population and Related Hatchery Programs
3.Youngs Bay Tributaries Winter Steelhead Population and Related Hatchery Programs
1.Big Creek Hatchery Winter Steelhead
2.Big Creek Coho
3.Big Creek Tule Fall Chinook
4.SAB Fall Chinook