Crystal River Hatchery stocked with educational opportunities
Credit: Roberta McGowen, Sopris Sun
If a child asks you where fish come from, just point to the Crystal River Hatchery on Highway 133 and say, “Over there.”
When you arrive, you’ll be warmly greeted by Robert Streater, manager of Colorado’s flagship hatchery since 2008.
“We’re at the beginning of the trout’s life cycle,” Streater explained, “Our adult brood fish produce over eight million trout eggs yearly which we distribute to other hatcheries around the state.” The process of fish producing offspring is called “spawning.”
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