Egg Shocking

Hello Salmon Enhancement Community!

I think some of you will find this short video link interesting.
With the primary incubation process well under way now at the Mill Hatchery we
have been shocking our egg production.

A mechanical shock is provided during a procedure where we siphon
the eggs into a bucket to break the membrane on any of the eggs that are not
fertilized (dead eggs). This procedure turns the egg white in color so that we
can identify it and remove it from the live eggs. It is important to remove the
dead eggs from the live eggs because fungus growth is greatly increased by the
presence of dead eggs and can reduce survival rates. Our survival rates to date
remain in the high nineties. Check it out!


Thank you for your support!



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