Atlantic salmon eggs are on their way to hatching in 18 schools across New York’s North Country, as part of the “Salmon in the Classroom” program sponsored by the Lake Champlain Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
The Chapter provides all the equipment and guidance needed for each teacher to raise the salmon from the egg stage in January to fry (about 1½ -2 inches long) that can be released to Lake Champlain waters in May and June.
Fertilized eggs are provided in support of this environmental program by DEC’s Adirondack Fish Hatchery, with this year’s eggs starting their journey in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s White River National Fish Hatchery in southern Vermont.
Photo of Salmon in the Classroom program provided by DEC.