Kitoi Bay Hatchery: Inside the operation that propped up local fishermen this year - Kodiak Daily Mirror: Kodiak News

Kitoi Bay Hatchery: Inside the operation that propped up local fishermen this year

Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 9:00 am

KODIAK — “It’s: egg-take, eat, sleep, repeat,” said Mike Wachter.

It was mid-September and the crew at Kitoi Bay Hatchery on Afognak Island was entering its final few weeks of the pink salmon egg-take. Wachter is the manager of the hatchery and was giving the Kodiak Daily Mirror a tour of the area. Walking among the buildings at the hatchery campus at around 10:00 a.m., hundreds of seagulls provided a deafening chorus. Bears wandered out of the woods down to the beach, plucked humpies from the water, and retreated. 

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