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About Us



Alaska is known for its world-famous sustainable salmon runs. In the 1970s, in an effort to promote long-term sustainability and management, the State of Alaska, coastal communities, and fishermen alike came together to develop an innovative aquaculture program that would serve Alaskan users - subsistence, commercial, sports, and public use - for generations to come, and also contribute to Alaska's status as an economic powerhouse in the seafood markets at home in the U.S. and abroad. Armstrong-Keta, Inc. was created to be a part of this phenomenon.

Our Story


The hatchery has the character of a small village, nestled along the shoreline of Port Armstrong between the bay and the steep hillsides. The facilities have grown organically over the years as the hatchery production has increased.

Three incubation buildings and ten outdoor rearing raceways contain the fish, along with over fifty saltwater net pens for short-term rearing prior to release. A shop building and two hydropower buildings support the operation.

The hatchery staff lives in a variety of single-family residences as well as two float houses, an apartment, and a small bunkhouse.  

Our Staff

Administrative Staff

Bryanna Graham
General Manager

Scott Kelley
Development Director


Hatchery Staff

Ben Contag
Operations Manager

Mizani Rawhani
Fish Culturist

Ethan Reddell
Hatchery Technician


Gary Harriger
Maintenance Manager

Mike Upcraft
Hatchery Technician

Matt Henson
Hatchery Technician

Brandon Reardon
Hatchery Technician


Ron Wensel
Fish Culturist


Brianna Vasquez
Hatchery Technician

Dana Harriger
Hatchery Technician


Eve Harriger
Hatchery Technician

Board of Directors


Mark Standley

Jim Moore

Bart Watson
Board Member

Bart Watson
Board Member

Ralph Wells
Board Member

Jared Bright
Board Member

Cory Gifford
Board Member

Angie Bowers
Board Member

Blake Conaway
Board Member

Armstrong-Keta, Inc. Board of Directors

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