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Hatchery rebuild progressing, minimal impact anticipated


PETERSBURG – With a crew working six days a week, construction at the Crystal Lake Hatchery facility is moving along on schedule.

“We’re basically on schedule, which is a little bit surprising for a construction project,” Bill Gass said with a laugh. Gass is the production manager for Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (SSRAA), which is contracted to operate the Crystal Lake facility by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Sport Fish Division.

The incubation building and generator shed at the facility, along with some 1.2 million eggs, were destroyed in a fir...

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