Whiskey Creek Fish Hatchery - Fin Clipping - April 2005

These photos were taken April 9th, 2005 at the Whiskey Creek Fish Hatchery near Tillamook. This is the annual fin clipping event. I took my old digital camera along so the photo quality isn't quite as good as I would have liked. Removing the adipose fin identifies fish as hatchery fish as seen here.

A bit before 9 AM the
fin clipping crew
begins to assemble.
Waiting to start

Waiting to start The clipping work is
about to begin. Last minute
instructions are given and
people wait for the fish.

Now the fin
clipping is
Clipping underway

Cooking lunch Master chefs prepared
a great lunch. While
free food is always
great food, I had to
wonder why fish wasn't
on the menu with 100,00
of them nearby. Perhaps
in a few years when they
are larger....

The volunteers line
up for lunch. That is
not fog in the photo,
that is smoke from
the grill.
The lunch line

Whiskey Creek Fish Hatchery The lunch line is shorter now.

Whiskey Creek Fish Hatchery
7660 Whiskey Creek Road
Whiskey Creek Fish Hatchery