Tutka Lagoon Hatchery, Kachemak Bay State Park

Tutka Bay Lagoon Hatchery, located in Kachemak Bay, Alaska, is operated by Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association and is owned by the State of Alaska. The facility was constructed in 1976 and was expanded in 1991. The primary production is pink salmon, which have been released every year from 1976–2004, and then again from 2011–present. The hatchery is permitted by the State of Alaska to incubate 125 million pink salmon eggs annually. About 100 million pink salmon fry are reared in net pens in Tutka Bay Lagoon for about 2 months. The fry imprint at the net pens, resulting in about 3 million adult pink salmon returning to the lagoon each year. Learn more about the hatchery here. Click here to download the CoastView app and explore Tutka Bay.