Burnett Inlet

Burnett Inlet Hatchery – Hatchery Permit # 40

Burnett Hatchery is located on Etolin Island Approximately 30 air miles from the City of Wrangell. The hatchery was built by Alaska Aquaculture in the mid-1970,s and was acquired by SSRAA in 1997. The facility operated as a coho/sockeye hatchery until 2012 when production was shifted to chum although some coho are still incubated at the site.

Current production:

  • 30 million summer chum eggs for release at Burnett Inlet.
  • 25 million summer chum eggs for release at Anita Bay.
  • 15.2 million summer chum eggs for release at Nakat Inlet.
  • 20 million summer chum eggs for release at Port Asumcion.
  • 10 million fall chum eggs for release at Burnett Inlet.
  • 29 million fall chum eggs for release at Neets Bay
  • 8 million fall chum eggs for release at Nakat Inlet.
  • 600,000 summer coho from Whitman Lake Hatchery for release at Neck Lake.

Returning adults are harvested in common property fisheries and provide broodstock for Burnett Inlet as well as cost recovery for SSRAA.