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Leaburg Fish Hatchery to stay open

The hatchery was set to close June 30, but lawmakers approved funding to keep it open.

Posted: Jul 2, 2019 10:32 AM
Updated: Jul 2, 2019 10:33 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The Leaburg Fish Hatchery will remain open thanks to funding from Oregon senators.

For the next two years, the hatchery will be funded due to $1.3 million from licensing fees. Without that money, the hatchery would have closed yesterday.

RELATED: LAWMAKERS VOTE AGAINST FUNDING LEABURG FISH HATCHERY

Officials with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said it will be a seamless transition, and the hatchery will continue operating normally.

Supporters fought to keep the hatchery open past June 30.

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