ARMSTRONG-KETA, INC.

 

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.

Baranof Island Approach
Baranof Island Approach

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The view from above.
The view from above.

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Summer Solstice Midnight Sunset
Summer Solstice Midnight Sunset

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Baranof Island Approach
Baranof Island Approach

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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.  

 

Administrative Staff

Bryanna Graham
General Manager

OUR STAFF

Hatchery Staff

Ben Contag
Operations Manager

Gary Harriger
Maintenance Manager

Meagan Kerr
Lead Fish Culturist

Tyler Schoon
Fish Culturist

Mike Upcraft
Hatchery Technician

Kourtney Holland
Hatchery Technician

Zach Kalk
Hatchery Technician

Wyatt Piper
Hatchery Technician

Cade Webster
Hatchery Technician

 

 OUR BOARD 

Armstrong-Keta, Inc. Board of Directors

Bart Watson - President

 

Jim Moore - Treasurer
Jared Bright - Board Member
Cory Gifford - Board Member
Dean Haltiner - Board Member
Peter Mooney - Board Member
Angie Bowers
 - Board Member