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A hatchery worker carries a couple of 14-pound salmon at  the Towada Salmon Hatchery along the banks of the Oirase River near Towada, Japan where volunteers catch salmon to fertilize eggs. 30 million young salmon each year are placed in the Oirase River to help in Japan's conservation efforts to replace the salmon taken for food. Most of their work is done during the salmon-spawning season during the fall as the fish begin their annual trek and battle their way through rushing currents and over boulders several miles upstream from the mouth of the river past the hatchery to spawn. (Jim Bryant Photo).....