Northwest Fisheries Enhancement – NWFE

NWFE offering Rainbow Trout for Stocking

NWFE has available 400,000 Triploid Rainbow Trout.

400,000 Triploid (sterile) Female Rainbow Trout, Trout Lodge Triploid eggs, reared in RAS system, these pictures are just a few days ago/ from 3/26/2020

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These are the same stock as the Rufus Woods Triploids- some of them were headed there.  Rufus Woods Stock is well known as growing into trophy fish quickly, a look at the pictures attached show how nice and plump they already are!! These have been raised in a sophisticated Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) facility and NWFE partner, with RAS tanks on well water, the system and growth strategies can and have been managed with hyperoxygenation, water temperature and quality, feed management strategies, quality fish health standards and by Best Aquaculture Practices and Standards of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GPA).

undefinedThese were Troutlodge triploid egg stock.

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Further they can be vaccinated against furunculosis and infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus by Aquatactics to ensure better survival on release. All fish can be certified for absence of whirling disease and fish health if required. We can AD clip if needed too.


This batch is now at 50 grams-  16+ cm/ 5-6″ sizes-  quality fishing release sizes will be reached in 3 weeks.   We can grow them quickly in the RAS system, to your release size needs and further to 1 or 2 pounds on request.  Deliverable time frame can be mid to late April with larger sizes a bit later.

50 Grams, 16+CM 6″+

Triploids will continue to grow after release, growth timing and estimates can be made with more information on release sites/ water- triploids grow to trophy sizes quickly.

This batch will be offered with discounts. It may be purchased in reasonable batches.

Request a quote 

Any stocking permits are the responsibility of buyer.

Transportation cost to be quoted on order, NWFE options are bulk delivery within 12 hours of Yakima WA.

The Current U.S. crisis opened this opportunity, these were targeted for net pens to be grown out to adult sizes to market.

I reached out to our NWFE partners just this Wednesday as to possibilities and needs in this downturn market.

These are a very high-quality Triploid Rainbow Trout, food grade and great for your fishermen.

Transportation of up to 12 hours road time frame is easily done by NWFE and partners experienced fish transport trailers, and trucks. Oxygenated and supported – able to meet most delivery needs in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. If delivery needed to various sites NWFE can develop and quote delivery strategies and cost to fit your needs. For example, from bulk transport to our 600 gallon one ton site delivery services.


Further announcement will be released shortly. If your concerns or others about challenging previous supplier with a one time buy, we’ll be able to service your needs for years now and with a high quality fish for your fisherman–  and catches they’ll Bragg about to others.

This offer is just now presented from circumstances. NWFE will be submitting to many interested groups. I thought I’d shoot it to you first knowing some of your needs. These are really nice fish!  More to come!!

If questions, please feel free to call or email.

Larry

NWFE PR— 

NWFE is also now announcing- and offering capabilities to offer High -Quality  Rainbow Trout – Triploid or Diploid for your stocking needs.

Improve your image, your fishermen will be Bragging about catching these High Quality Rainbow Trout.

With this same type of quality fish/ rainbow trout, year after year.

Through a collaborative NWFE program with International Commercial Aquaculture companies, NWFE now utilizes shared sophisticated RAS rearing facility for your future needs, collaborating with the top Aquaculture companies in the US and Internationally to provide you and your fishermen with the highest quality catchable Rainbow Trout.

Bringing together stock enhancement and commercial expertise for your fish stocking needs and Hatchery management needs.

NWFE Hatchery and Operations management of Stock Enhancement Salmon and Steelhead Hatchery Management utilize these resources for best and better management options for your needs!

Transportation of up to 12 hours road time frame is easily done by NWFE and partners experienced transport trailers, oxygenated and supported – able to meet most delivery needs in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. If delivery needed to various sites NWFE can develop and quote delivery strategies and cost to fit your needs. For example, from bulk transport to our 600 gallon one ton site delivery services.


Further announcement will be released shortly. If your concerns or others about challenging previous supplier with a one time buy, we’ll be able to service your needs for years now and with a high quality fish for your fisherman–  and catches they’ll Bragg about to others.

This offer is just now presented from circumstances. NWFE will be submitting to many interested groups. I thought I’d shoot it to you first knowing some of your needs.   These are really nice fish!  More to come though.

NWFE is collaborating with the top Aquaculture companies in the US and Internationally to provide you and your fishermen with the highest quality catcahable Rainbow Trout,

Riverence, Trout Lodge, Spring Salmon Companies, Cooke Aquaculture. Bringing together stock enhancement and commercial expertise for your fish stocking, fishermen and Hatchery management needs

If questions, please feel free to call or email.

Larry

509 292 6410 xt 1, lpryor@nwfe.org

NWFE / PacifiCorp Lewis River project: A & R.

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PacifiCorp contracted NWFE for Hatcheries Assessment with recommendations for their Lewis River Facilities; the Lewis Salmon Hatchery, Merwin Steelhead and Trout Hatchery and their Speelyai Hatchery. 

NWFE put together onsite visits and assessments by  seasoned fisheries people in Hatchery Operations & Management, Design, Fish Health, Broodstock, Incubation, Hatch, rearing and more.

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Megan Sorby Msc , Tom Sorby Msc, Sean Nepper Bsc, Jeff Hudson, Chris Vandenberg J.D., Dr Hugh Mitchell MS, DVM and Larry Pryor. 

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Plans, SA/ Settlement Agreement, documents, hatchery operations reports, HSRG, HGMPs, history, SARs / Smolt to Adult Returns and Columbia River SARs comparisons, modern products and practices were reviewed within the assessments and recommendations.  NWFE B.D.s, A.B.s, Staff, seasoned Fisheries, Business, finance, public personnel and fisheries enhancement executives, assessed/ reviewed and provided detailed recommendations to strengthen PacifiCorp’s Lewis River Hatchery programs.

NWFE is building to contract for existing hatchery operations and management and to build following the proven Alaska Model here in the Northwest.

This article published in the SeattleTimes 8/14/2019 supports our Direction.

https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/alaskas-nonprofit-hatcheries-give-us-hope-for-washingtons-salmon-runs/

Alaska’s nonprofit hatcheries give us hope for Washington’s salmon runs

Imagine living in a state where the sea is overflowing with salmon, ensuring there are more than enough fish and wildlife to survive and thrive in the Northwest.

A state where salmon reproduction is self-sustaining to such a level that it grows the economy, protects taxpayers and revitalizes the environment.

We visited that state recently. It’s our neighbor to the north, Alaska.

In the early 1970s, salmon runs in Alaska were very low, jeopardizing the state’s commercial and recreational fishing industries. Leaders did an in-depth look at what worked and what did not work in Canada, Oregon and Washington. One of the strategies they adopted was to create salmon-enhancement projects. The most successful of those launched numerous nonprofit fish hatcheries, built through a public-private partnership with $100 million in no-interest public loans.

We toured one of those hatcheries — the DIPAC hatchery in Juneau, which produces 137 million fish every year. What we saw painted a picture of possibilities that could exist for Washington.

The survival rate of salmon to adulthood in Alaska — of both native and hatchery fish — is 1 to 10% depending on the year. Assuming a conservative 1% survival means 1.37 million DIPAC salmon return to their homes. The DIPAC hatchery covers all operating costs by selling 30% of each year’s returning fish. That means the remainder — a whopping 950,000 fish — are available annually for commercial, sport and tribal uses. They also are available to killer whales, eagles, bears and all salmon-consuming denizens of Alaska. Those are extra salmon available on top of the natural populations, and this isn’t the only such hatchery.

Those numbers got our attention, as did the fact that Alaska taxpayers haven’t paid for this hatchery since the startup loans were paid off several years ago. There are 29 hatcheries in Alaska. One is tribal. One is federal. Only two are state-run. Twenty-five of the 29 are these incredibly successful nonprofit operations.

Another impressive achievement of the Alaska model: They strive to augment wild stocks — not compete with them. Scientific assessments are made to find freshwater streams pouring into saltwater that  do not have native salmon populations. Remote plants are made at these locations. This ensures that these hatchery fish do not compete with native salmon streams.

The DIPAC hatchery has excellent relations with its Native American neighbors and functions as an outstanding learning center for visiting school kids and surrounding communities. It also serves as a center of tourism in town and generates tax dollars for the public good from visiting tourists from around the world.

A recent Times Op-Ed [“Restoring salmon runs, not politics, will save southern resident killer whales,” July 16, Opinion] criticized hatchery fish as an unsatisfactory food source for orcas and recommended changes be made in other areas. We think that the state, tribes and all who fish can work on this project to take the pressure off the wild stocks that might be favored by orcas.

 

While we don’t anticipate that Alaska’s hatchery model can be replicated quickly in Washington, we saw that it can be done. This is why we recommend a pilot project to be developed by our state Legislature. Nearly 50 years of sustainable excellence in Alaska shows us how to make nonprofit hatcheries work for Washington.

Government is capable of doing big things when properly motivated and effectively led, and Washington’s private sector certainly has a solid track record when it comes to innovation and production. If the core problem is a lack of fish — well, Alaska did something about that, and so can we, not only for the benefit of the orcas but all others who rely on a robust salmon fishery. Let’s start by learning from our friends to the north.

Northwest Fisheries Enhancement -NWFE has been busy these last few months and year, introducing our directions, building partners, working with CFOs, building projects, building our advisory groups and marketing NWFE.

NWFE Board of Directors traveled to Washington DC for the National Hydro-power association (NHA) annual conference with a presentation and introducing NWFE directions, where we met with managers of Northwest Utilities, US Army Corp of Engineers managers, NHA President and Executive Director, NW Hydro power President and E.D., Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and US Dept of Energy senior managers and more. NWFE was well received and invited for future program management discussions.

I recently presented to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council /NWPCC councilmen and the Fish and Wildlife committee and council chairman introducing NWFE directions, programs and partners as well as introducing them to our partner Riverence’s modern Recirculating Aquaculture System egg rearing facility.

We met with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director, Deputy Director and  state hatchery manager in regards NWFE directions and looking to assist in any needs.

NWFE met with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Director and Commissioners introducing our Directions.

I Met Chris Oliver, NOAA assistant administrator for fisheries and introduced NWFE Directions.

Met with NOAA West Region Director Barry Thom and other introducing NWFE directions and discussions.

I attended NOAA and American Fisheries Society Fish Culture conference.

NWFE met with Washington state Legislation senior Senator and Congressmen in regards future legislation.

More updates to follow soon.

Larry Pryor

Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

Salmon Bring a Better Life to Eastern Washington

In the Northwest, local governments and stakeholders share the responsibility of supporting salmon and habitat recovery. Together, NOAA and the Snake River Salmon Recovery Board are working to improve habitat, restore salmon, and help the local economy. Watch the video below.

 

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Salmon Bring a Better Life to Eastern Washingtondirect link- https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/reopening-rivers-migratory-fish

 

NOAA Fisheries Priorities and
Annual Guidance for 2018-  Released 2/07/2018- the first priority is now – • Maximize fishing opportunities while ensuring the sustainability of fisheries and fishing communities.

to see full story- click on–NOAA-Priorities-2018

A Message from Chris Oliver      IMG_2970 (1)
Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries
U.S. Department of Commerce | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | National Marine Fisheries Service 1
Dear Friends and Colleagues:
Fresh into my tenure as the newly appointed Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries, I am pleased to
introduce our Fisheries Priorities and Annual Guidance for 2018. While our overall strategic goals have not
changed substantially, the context in which we approach those goals has changed; therefore, those goals and our
associated priorities and anticipated results will reflect a more practical approach to managing our fisheries and
associated marine resources. I am proud to be part of this Administration, which through a series of Executive
Orders and other actions has initiated a comprehensive approach to agency and regulatory reform. We must work
to execute our stewardship mission more efficiently, with an emphasis on streamlining our regulatory processes and
approaching that mission in a more business-minded manner. While we operate under many long-standing, mostly
successful governmental processes, we will proactively seek and take advantage of opportunities for improved
operational excellence and efficiency.
Anchored by my lengthy experience in the North Pacific, my primary goal continues to be the long-term
sustainability of our fisheries, for the benefit of commercial, recreational, and subsistence fishermen, processors,
other support industries, and the coastal communities that depend on those fisheries. We do not want to roll back
any of our successes at ending overfishing, rebuilding fisheries, and conserving protected species, but we do want
to maximize our commercial fisheries production to the extent possible, and provide ample fishing opportunities,
stability, and predictability for our recreational fisheries. As I have stated many times, we can have it both ways, and
we can reinvigorate our efforts to promote and facilitate marine aquaculture production to increase our overall U.S.
seafood production.
NOAA Fisheries enjoys a world-class reputation for our robust science and research capabilities, and successful
management of our marine resources will require a continued adherence to a science-based management
approach. But we have to combine that scientific underpinning with practicality and common sense, in order to be
just as effective while doing so more efficiently.
As we are coming off the recent 40-year anniversary of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, I want to congratulate and
thank you for the tremendous job you all have done in 2017. It is also the 45-year mark of the Marine Mammal
Protection Act, and also approaching 45 years for the Endangered Species Act. I eagerly look forward to working
with all of our dedicated employees, and our various management partners, as we continue our successes into
2018. Our three Strategic Goals for 2018, as adjusted to reflect the vision of this Administration, are as follows:
• Maximize fishing opportunities while ensuring the sustainability of fisheries and fishing communities.
• Recover and conserve protected species while supporting responsible fishing and resource development.
• Improve organizational excellence and regulatory efficiency.
Again, please accept my gratitude for a job well done, and my enthusiasm to work with you to continue, and
improve, our successful stewardship mission.