| This is the spawning operations area. The fish arrive here from the fish ladder and are
tranquilized, sorted and prepared for spawning.
|The grey walled tank at the far end is where the fish arrive.
Non-toxic carbon dioxide gas is added to the water to slow the fish
down so the workers can handle them. Trained employees of the
Department of Fish and Game sort the fish.
Fish not ready for processing are sent along concrete channels to the four
outside holding tanks.
|Pacific Coast salmon die naturally right after spawning. Salmon ready to process are
killed and the eggs and milt are removed and taken to the incubation room.