CapSeeds - Arctic

July 9, 2015

The Arctic group toured the Macaulay Hatchery, located in the outskirts of downtown Juneau. “We got to the see the longest salmon ladder in Alaska, a whole 450 feet!” exclaimed Devin Robichaux ’16.

Salmon usually die after laying their eggs, so the fresh fish are collected and sold as fillets or to processing factories. One of the goals of the hatchery is 100% utilization of the fish, so all the parts are sold to interested parties.

In the afternoon, they went fishing with the students from the Middle School Culture Camp. “The students varied greatly in fishing skills; the youngest, a third grade boy, being one of the most familiar with salmon fishing. He had brought his own tackle box, and was excited to teach some of us how to fish.”