Samish Hatchery (copy)

A young chinook salmon is held in April 2019 after having its fin clipped at the Samish Hatchery north of Burlington.

BURLINGTON — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife needs help marking about 110 million hatchery salmon and steelhead before release into state waters.

That’s 11 million more fish than a year ago which is good news — however, more fish means more hands are needed to complete the massive task.

— Reporter Vince Richardson: 360-416-2181,, Twitter:@goskagit,

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