a bench with a view

a bench with a view

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Hatchery

A/Z Theme - Sights and Sites of Arizona

H - Hatchery

Page Springs Hatchery is located outside of Sedona, Arizona.  I always enjoy going to hatcheries when we are close to one.  It is always fun to see the fish in their various stages of development before they are released to streams, rivers, or lakes.








Do you like to eat fish? 

I like a few fish, salmon, halibut, tilipia.  I used to like tuna, but in my 30s tuna started disagreeing with my stomach, causing heartburn, so stopped eating it then. I do miss it.

Thanks everyone whose been visiting and everyone who's been leaving comments, answering my questions, etc. I've really enjoyed sharing Arizona with you guys. Honestly, I've said it before, 2 years ago if you told me I would be living in Arizona (and loving it) I would have laughed my head off. It really is a pretty state and if you guys are ever in the area.......we'll do lunch :) My treat :)

56 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

I love fish. I have never been to a hatchery, though. Very interesting up close and personal. My hubby never wants to visit anywhere. So I'm pretty much stuck in place. BUT, if i get to Arizona you're on for lunch.

Tammy Theriault said...

we have salmon hatcheries out here in the PNW! Great to meet you on the challenge!
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Michelle Wallace said...

I love fish! Such a healthy dietary option too.
We have a sardine run along our coast...thousands of the little critters wash ashore and the fishermen are waiting...
Each year in June or July, the word gets out and, within hours, crowds of frenzied human predators converge on the area to join sharks, gamefish, marine mammals and birds in a feeding orgy. It is a time of plenty for all!
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Melissa Sugar said...

Unfortunately I don't like fish. I think I'm the only person in the world who doesn't like any fish. I take that back. I had sea bass in Charleston once that was pretty good, but I think it was really the sauce that I liked. Just not a fish eater, at all. Enjoyed the tour of the hatchery though.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Fish is good but I rarely eat it because of a medical incident with a fish bone in my teens. Your posts are really nice and glad to be a part of your challenge posts (comments).

Rajlakshmi said...

I like eating them :D Looks very interesting. Back home we got few fishery but nothing like this.

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Natasha Duncan-Drake said...

I used to love fish, but I've developed a phobia of fish bones so I just can't face it any more. The only exceptions are smoked salmon and tuna from a can - do not ask me why these make it through the blockade in my peculiar brain, but they do :)
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Lynn Proctor said...

I love fish- I even like the packet and canned tuna- which I miss as I have been avoiding it since the contaminant threat recently!

Lynn Proctor said...

I love fish- I even like the packet and canned tuna- which I miss as I have been avoiding it since the contaminant threat recently!

shortybear said...

interesting.

Bijoux said...

I like all fish! But I did once get sick from improperly cooked tuna steak in a restaurant, so I steer clear of that.

Keiths Ramblings said...

When I first saw the title I was expecting to read about chickens! I love fish. We have a local fishing fleet and I regularly walk down to the huts on the beach to get fish straight from the boats.

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Veronica Lee said...

I love fish! I'd love to visit a hatchery given the opportunity.

SweetMarie said...

very cool! I do like fish and shrimp and crab..lol hope you enjoy your weekend! I'm catching up on blogs. :)
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Marie

Intense Guy said...

I enjoy just about any fish, mussels not so much!
There is a hatchery about a half mile from me that you would enjoy if you are ever in the area. I suspect a free lunsh might be had there too!

lyndagrace said...

I used to like fish. But then I had an experience and can't bring myself to eat it in any form now.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

What an interesting place! I have never visited anything quite like it. I've grown to like fish more and more as I get older, especially salmon.

If I ever make it to your area, which I hope to one day, I will let you know. I would sooo love to meet you!

Pat Hatt said...

As long as I don't have to eat them or go fishing, fish are fine by me haha

Changes in the wind said...

Have been to a hatchery but not this one:)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Believe it or not we have a hatchery much like that one not so far away from where I live in Ohio. I've only had trout one time in life and that was at a dinner with one of my sons quite some time ago. Sadly I didn't care for it and was surprised because as a rule I do love fish.I'm thinking it was the way they prepared it and I would be willing to try it again. Glad you are loving Arizona!

yaya said...

I've been to Arizona a few times over the years and enjoyed visiting but I don't see ever living there. I have a brother-in-law that's a Chiropractor in Chandler. You can't beat all the natural beauty but the heat in Summer is way too much for me. Then again I live with snow and cold even in April...that has me rethinking the heat! Thanks for all the tours! I'm not a big lover of fish but eat it for it's health benefits...Jack loves it so I make it for him especially. Have a good weekend!

Wendy said...

I visited a hatchery in West Virginia, but not in Arizona. Looks similar though!

Sunday Visitor said...

This was such an interesting and informative post. I love fishes but only those ones with few or no thorns.

jack69 said...

When we traveled with a small boat (fold-a-bote), we ate fresh fish 2-3 times a week. We love fish but sadly never fish lately. We still buy, cook and eat fish.
We like hatcheries also and they do provide a great service.
THANKS! (would love to do lunch! and Yes I do want to make one more trip around the USA. But it will not be this year! :(

Blogoratti said...

I've never been to one I think, and yes love fish. Quite a delightful post. Warm greetings to you, and been a while!

Ruth said...

You can tell I am a chicken person. I saw the name of the post and I thought poultry hatchery.
I've only seen fish in the wild.
I like salmon and walleye.

Joy said...

heartburn? bummer! i love spicy tuna sushi. funny it's the only spicy food i like. :D


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Blue Grumpster said...

I wish I could eat fish, but my stomach hates it too much... like there's something fishy going on.

Paula Kaye said...

The little town I grew up in, Pratt, Kansas, had a hatchery. I haven't thought about it in years. Thanks for these memories. So much fun to visit!

Jo said...

I love fish too but also have never been to a hatchery. Didn't really know there were such things. Looks like a lot of fish there. Luckily I can eat most things, including tuna.

I would love to come and get my free lunch.

Bish Denham said...

Arizona is indeed, a pretty state, with lots to see! I've had the pleasure of visiting several times. And yes, I love fish. I don't suppose that would have anything to do with my having grown up on the ocean, but I bet it does.

Elizabeth said...

If I could move my family, friends, and church to Arizona, I would love to live there again and take you up on your offer :) I went to a hatchery in Missouri when I was around 10, then we went fishing and cooked the fish we caught. I think that may have been the first time I had fresh fish, very good!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I like some fish. We used to take my children to a nearby hatchery all the time when they were little. They loved it and the men who worked there were so friendly.

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Coffee Lady said...

We have a few hatcheries around here. I wish I liked fish. The irony is, my dad was quite the fishermen and I always had to taste it. I choked on a fish bone and have been freaked out ever since. I do like tuna fish sandwches occasionally, a good fish and chips, and I love deep sea bass, the way my dad used to cook it. Oh and do I dare embarrass myself and admit, I like canned pink salmon turned into salmon patties. That's it for me. My sister was deathly allergic to shellfish and my doctor told me, to stay away from it, because I likely might develop it as a grow older. That was enough for me.

Megan Whitson Lee said...

I will definitely contact you if we ever come to Arizona. I would love to meet up! Trout--especially Parmesan encrusted--is one of my favorite fish dishes.

Robyn :) said...

We have a hatchery here that does bass. I have also been to a salmon hatchery. I love fish.

Maria Zannini said...

I'd like to go back to Sedona someday. Arizona is one of my favorite states.

Mevely317 said...

For some reason aquariums creep me out ... so I'm thinking a hatchery might, as well? (Weird, I know.)

After developing a shell-fish allergy a few years ago, about the only seafood I consume anymore is salmon.

Saleslady371 said...

It's an interesting study there and the grounds are pretty. I like Page Springs!

Joy said...

Just liked your facebook page! :)

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Liz A. said...

I do like fish. I was told tilapia isn't good for you, but I enjoy it anyway. I've even been to a hatchery once while in Oregon.

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Denise said...

We did a lot of fishing when we had our boat out on the lake. A lot of good walleye around here. My favorite fish is wild salmon, but I had excellent tuna in Australia at a sushi restaurant.

Nilanjana Bose said...

Fish is a staple in my community so yes, I guess I do eat a lot of it :) Going to a new place and settling down there is a huge adventure, so much to explore and learn... at a pace of your own choosing. Just brilliant!

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Janice said...

Love fish, love Arizona (we lived in southern AZ for a few years). Enjoyed reading through the A-Z posts & looking forward to more
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Lissa Johnston said...

I don't particularly care for eating fish, but I do enjoy watching them. There's a hatchery near my folks' cabin in Colorado. It sounds boring but we enjoy dropping by to see what's shakin' over there.

Joanne said...

I'd like to visit a hatchery. No doubt very interesting. You are definitely doing well for the AZ tourism board!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Oh wow - I wasn't thinking FISH, but Spring Peeps.
I love fish.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They are very interesting to visit. We visited one in Northern CA years ago. You got some great photos!

John Frain said...

We just visited a hatchery on vacation in South Carolina and then hiked the nearby trails to a waterfall. Good times. Love fish, especially salmon.

And, oh, such photos! Well done.

Jeff Bushman said...

I too love fish! Walleye being my favorite. We are so lucky to have people who care enough about our environment and its wildlife to put back what so many have destroyed.

The Brown Recluse (TBR) said...

when I do make it to the Grand Canyon, Imma look you up, Girlfriend!

I was at a park in Gatlinburg (Great Smoky Mountains) and there was a hatchery right beside it. It was interesting.

I only like tuna if it's fresh...not the canned stuff I normally like fish...here in the south, we batter and fry it...even the catfish, which sometimes grosses folks out who live outside of the south.

DMS said...

I have never been to a hatchery. How fascinating! Love learning new things. :)
~Jess

Sunni said...

I've been to a hatchery when I lived in CA and also when visiting OR. I love fish and can eat most of it except, I'm not fond of oysters or calamari. Catfish is my favorite and I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't eat tuna.

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Sharon Himsl said...

Hatcheries do important work. it's been awhile since I've seen one. Thanks for the Post

Melanie said...

Nope, not much of a fish eater here! I do like catfish if it's cooked just right. It's odd because seafood is so abundant here in Louisiana and I never have really liked any of it!