Klawock River Hatchery

Klawock River Hatchery – Alaska Hatchery Permit #47

The Klawock River Hatchery was built by the State of Alaska in the 1977 and was operated by the State until 1993. The facility then transferred to the cities of Craig and Klawock until the formation of the Prince of Wales Hatchery Association (POWHA) in 1996. POWHA operated the site until 2016 when SSRAA assumed control. The hatchery is located in Klawock alongside the Klawock River.

Current production:

  • 5,000,000 coho eggs for release at Klawock River.
  • 500,000 coho eggs for release at Port Asumcion.

Returning adults are harvested by all user groups in Southern Southeast and provide broodstock for Klawock River Hatchery and cost recovery for SSRAA.

SSRAA Drone Video – Klawock Lake (Video Credit: Allen Smith)