Hatchery Called ‘Incompatible Use’ in Alaska State Parks
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Hatcheries are an “incompatible use” in state parks claims the Department of Natural Resources and a push is on to close the Tutka Bay hatchery in Kachemak Bay near Homer.
It is one of three hatcheries operated by the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association, which since the late 1970s has produced mostly sockeye and pink salmon for commercial, sport, subsistence and personal use fisheries.
DNR “intends to adopt” a new Kachemak Bay State Wilderness Park Management Plan that would close Tutka Bay due to...
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