Atlantic Salmon 2012
|Club members visit the site each
day to maintain the hatchery on a rotating basis.
Mike is picking out bad eggs. The procedure is to identify the bad eggs and to remove them using a baster. Care must be used to not select good eggs. It is really important to remove eggs that have died or failed to mature as the eggs will decompose and a fungus will infect them and because the eggs are close together fungus spreads easily.
Mike is wearing trappers gloves which protects his hand from the cold water.
The trays float in the water and can be moved around to clean the tank.
picking out all of the eggs that have died, the next task is to clean
the tanks. Mike is using a syphon to remove any
found in the tank and the tank will be scrubbed if it
We often see aquatic life in the tanks in the form of nymphs or insects.
|This is the water supply which comes from
the mill pond formed by the McConnellsville dam. We have two
pipes going to each one of three tanks in case one of them
gets plugged up.
There is also a valve which controls the amount of water flowing to the tanks.
The water supply for three tanks
A daily log is kept for the purpose of running the hatchery
|Before leaving the site certain information is recorded. The number of eggs or fish removed from each tank is recorded. A running total is also written down. This allows us to determine if we have a problem and whether it is confined to a tank. The temperature of the water is also saved for future reference.|