Applicable Hatchery Policies

The Alaska Finfish Genetics Policy (PDF 47 kB) is used to protect the genetic diversity of wild and hatchery salmon stocks.

The Alaska Fish Health and Disease Policy protects the health of wild and hatchery salmon stocks.

Sockeye salmon have posed a challenge to hatchery operators due to their susceptibility to the IHN virus. The Sockeye Salmon Culture Manual (PDF 2,537 kB) provides guidance and prescribes fish culture practices that minimize the risk of IHN. Alaska policy mandates the use of these techniques when culturing sockeye salmon.

The Statewide Lake Stocking Policy is intended to guide Sport Fish Division lake stocking projects that benefit recreational anglers.