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New DIPAC facility a boon to fish and folk alike

...the deck facing the ocean - it's built so it feels like you're hovering above the water, Director of Operations Rick Focht said.The $4 million project to expand DIPAC's facilities was finished this spring, and, as of Wednesday, three...
Hatchery chums make up for sockeye species. This year the number of sockeye salmon was disappointing, but chum runs exceeded all expectations, said Rick Focht, director of research and evaluation for the Douglas Island Pink and Chum hatchery. "It's been kind of mixed results...
DIPAC expanding facilities

...its new storage warehouse, a project that could be completed by late winter to early spring.Director of Operations Rick Focht said this will be a two-story building of about 6,900 square feet.He said the work is being handled by local company...
Summer of chum

...sports and commercial fishermen and DIPAC, a hatchery official said. According to the DIPAC director of operations, Rick Focht, the king return was "as expected or maybe a little better" compared to the preseason estimate of 5,000 kings returning...
Chums return in record numbers

...million DIPAC chums this season - the highest ever - exceeding the previous record of 670,000 fish set in 2000, said Rick Focht, DIPAC's director of operations. The season began in late June and peaked last month. "We've been at capacity...
Juneau Freewheelers Auke Rec Circuit Race results

...Sorenson 1:10:38 17. Jan Kriegel 1:10:45 18.Robert Sauers 1:10:51 19. Mark O'Brien 1:24:51 19. Rick Focht 1:24:51 Expert Women 24 miles 1. Julie Graves 1:07:03 2. Janice Sheufelt 1:07:05 3. Susie Parrish 1...
Back to the dock

...salmon. "In the past we've seen a fairly steady catch rate on kings through the major portion of the summer," said Rick Focht, DIPAC director of research and evaluation. "The kings tend to hang around in the area for quite a while. They're...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...age classes, biologists said. Their siblings should be coming back this year as 5- and 6-year-old fish, said Rick Focht, operations manager at Douglas Island Pink and Chum, which releases about 580,000 king smolt a year at three sites...
All Dolled up and biting

...out of the nets, they don't hang around. They actually move around." DIPAC director of research and evaluation Rick Focht has been studying where the chum fry go. For the last few weeks he and a crew from DIPAC have been beachseining to trace...
Photos: Stocking Twin Lakes

...5,000 two-year-old king salmon are pumped into Twin Lakes on Friday.The employees are, from left, hatchery manager AndrewOllenburg, fish culturist Michelle Morris, fishtechnician Geoff Craig anddirector of operations Rick Focht.


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