The Production Division focuses on “putting fish in the rivers” to rebuild natural spawning runs and to restore harvest opportunities. This program seeks to restore the historic fish species, stocks, and populations to a healthy abundance throughout the Nez Perce Treaty Territory. Our goal is that fish will be found in all available habitats and will provide fishing for present and future tribal generations.
Currently the production division participates in the management and operation of 20 hatcheries and 16 satellite facilities that collect broodstock, produce/rear and/or acclimate/release of approximately 8 million juvenile fish (spring Chinook, fall Chinook, coho, steelhead and lamprey) for release in the Snake River Basin annually.
- Northeast Oregon Coho Master Plan
- Northeast Oregon Coho Restoration
- Northeast Oregon Native Steelhead Enhancement
- Northeast Oregon Sockeye Restoration