Friday, December 31, 2010

Raisin' Fish: About those promised videos . . .

Eight or nine months ago, I said that I had documented the whole salmon raising process on video and that I would post them soon. Well, soon turned into not-so-soon pretty easily. Life got in the way as it has a habit of doing and now I find myself at the end of the year with a bit of time off from work. Earlier this week, I put together a couple of video clips into a series of short movies.

The first one is an introduction to the incubator and clarifier set up.



The second video shows the loading of eggs into the incubator.



One thing I didn't explain very clearly in the video is why we are giving the eggs a 10 minute bath in an iodine/creek water solution. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife guys over at Issaquah Salmon Hatchery want to make sure that no diseases or invasive critters are transferred between creek systems, so they ask us to use the iodine bath to limit the spread of any unwanted pests.

The third video shows what we do to finish up once all the eggs are loaded.



The last video in the series of four shows what all the work is about; the release of small coho salmon into McAleer Creek.



It was fun to do the videos. If anything is not clear or you have questions, drop me a comment and I'll do my best to address it.

3 comments:

Nardpants said...

The videos look great! Sweet editing and narration. You and Uncle Tom are clearly TV naturals.

Kevin McClean said...

Would you have a drawing or plan showing the piping? I am hoping to try this in Ireland for trout. I can be reached directly at kevinmccleanATyahooDOTcom

Kevin McClean said...

Would you have a drawing or plan showing the piping? I am hoping to try this in Ireland for trout. I can be reached directly at kevinmccleanATyahooDOTcom

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