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Raising salmon helps Puget Sound population — and students learn to run a hatchery

Bellingham Technical College students responsible for 600,000 chinook

From left, Bruce Hestmark, Aurora Kelley and Kayla Knuth search for chum salmon alevins (freshly-hatched fish) in crates of thousands of other eggs on Jan. 22. They used turkey basters and spoons to remove them. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Hailey Hoffman Visual Journalist
On a sunny morning, nearly two dozen Bellingham Technical College (BTC) students pulled on waders an

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