Bonney Lake gets new fish egg facility

Bonney Lake — a city known for it’s beautiful view of Mount Rainier, its day-cation destination of Lake Tapps, and, perhaps surprising to some, its fish eggs.

Bonney Lake is home to Troutlodge, the world’s largest producer of trout eggs. Image courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Midwest Region

Bonney Lake — a city known for it’s beautiful view of Mount Rainier, its day-cation destination of Lake Tapps, and, perhaps surprising to some, its fish eggs.

The city is home to Troutlodge, the world’s largest producer of trout eggs, sending close to 500 million eggs to dozens of countries around the world.

And now, Bonney Lake may also be home to the world’s largest privately-owned egg incubation facility as of July 5, when the company held a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating its opening.

“Troutlodge’s newly remodeled facility can hold and incubate as many as 100 million trout eggs at any one time,” General Manager Keith Drynan said in a press release, adding that the new facility allows them to incubate eggs at different temperatures and use less water while incubating eggs.

Attending the ceremony was Congressman Dave Reichert, who cut the ribbon, as well as Sen. Phil Fortunato and Rep. Morgan Irwin.

John Dentler, head of government relations at Troutlodge, said they invited Reichert to cut the ribbon because he’s been instrumental in helping the company export its eggs.

Around 75 percent of Troutlodge’s eggs are exported, Dentler said, adding that the company is very grateful Reichert was able to attend.

Dentler also thanked Congressmen Dan Newhouse and Derek Kilmer as well for their roles in helping the company.

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