Ruth Burnett Sports Fish Hatchery opens back up to the public after two years of closed doors

Published: Jun. 2, 2022 at 7:14 PM AKDT
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Salmon is a well-known fish in Alaska, but it is important to remember all the other species that coexist with them in our lakes and rivers.

The Ruth Burnett sports fish hatchery has finally re-opened its doors to the public after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 concerns.

The fish hatchery aids in repopulation of Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char and Chinook Salmon, while also relieving some pressure on natural resources.

Aside from the good they produce outside, the hatchery also invites visitors inside to learn more about Alaska’s aquatic population.

Although the back of the facility is off-limits to the public, visitors can still look through the glass windows to see the fish.

Folks are also able to go on a virtual tour of the facility through an interactive touch screen device in the lobby.

The hatchery is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 1150 Wilbur Street in Fairbanks, Alaska.

You can learn more about the facility here.

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