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Fisheries Management

Fishing WisconsinWisconsin's state fish hatcheries

Keep the state fish hatcheries in mind when planning your vacation route. They offer great opportunities to see fish as well as view exhibits which trace the life cycles of the fish reared at those facilities. You can also learn about techniques fisheries managers use to ensure the future of Wisconsin's fishing tradition.

wild rose fish hatchery

While all the hatcheries raise fish, not all hatcheries hatch fish eggs. Some raise fish that are transferred to them from other hatcheries. They are called "rearing stations". In either case, all state hatcheries offer chances to watch fish.

Hatchery fish need special care and diets to stay healthy. For that reason, we ask parents to please remind their children to keep food, fingers, rocks, sticks and other objects out of the water.

Fish Hatchery Study

Wisconsin has a fish propagation system admired by many, but critical investments must be made to meet future stocking needs. Learn what needs to be done to keep businesses benefitting from the $2.75 billion in economic impact, 30,000 jobs, and the $196 million in local and state tax revenues fishing provides annually in Wisconsin.

Last revised: Thursday October 11 2012