Definition of hatchery
: a place for hatching eggs (as of poultry or fish)
Recent Examples of hatchery from the Web
Lakes have been well stocked with both Department of Fish and Wildlife hatchery rainbows and larger trophy trout from Oregon.
Nothing much matches the drama of the recent drought years, when hatcheries had to truck Chinook salmon fingerlings down to the bay and ocean for release because there wasn’t enough water in the Sacramento River.
Jones also said summer chinook fishing will open in the Columbia River June 16 as scheduled, upriver from the Astoria-Megler Bridge, with a two-hatchery salmon limit per day.
Ill people reported purchasing live baby poultry from feed supply stores, websites, hatcheries and other sources, the CDC said in a statement.
But nearby Mt. Whitney Hatchery in Independence has picnic tables, shade trees, lawns and the beautiful fish hatchery itself.
Fisheries managers anticipate about 1,000 adult and 1,000 jack hatchery Chinook will be available for harvest on the Salmon and Little Salmon rivers, and about 1,000 jacks available in the Clearwater.
The goal of reopening the seasons is to harvest targeted fish while protecting others, such as wild Chinook and adults needed for broodstock at hatcheries.
Attempts to mitigate the effects have fluctuated with public opinion over the years, but today the dam funds three hatcheries that collectively release more than 2 million fish into the river, according to the bureau.
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First Known Use of hatchery
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Definition of hatchery for English Language Learners
: a place where people raise young chicken, fish, etc., from eggs
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Definition of hatchery for Students
: a place for hatching eggs a fish hatchery
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