|Photo of a Northeast Fishery Center employee vaccinating adult Atlantic salmon at the Pittsford NFH, VT. Credit: USFWS
Kensington State Salmon Hatchery – This CTDEP hatchery was first designed for the production of bass and was later converted to trout production. Salmon smolt production was initiated in 1981, followed by brood stock production in 1982. The hatchery produced about 2.9 million salmon eggs in 2003 and incubated about 2 million of those eggs.
Kensington State Fish Hatchery
120 Old Hatchery Road
Kensington, Connecticut 06037
Phone: (860) 827-7785
Whittemore Salmon Station – This CTDEP facility was built in 1981 to hold 200 adult Atlantic salmon including sea-run and kelt salmon for egg production. Adults were isolated from the smolt production facilities in this manner to manage potential fish health concerns. The facility also incubated the entire complement of eggs used to produce the basin’s domestic salmon brood stock – a practice that successfully protected the genetic integrity of the Connecticut River stock of salmon. State budget concerns forced closure of this facility in 2003 after it had produced about a million salmon eggs. The fish and key aspects of the program conducted at this facility were transferred to Federal hatcheries in Massachusetts and Vermont.
Roger Reed State Salmon Hatchery – The MADFW renovated this hatchery in 1978 for the purpose of producing Atlantic salmon brood stock, smolts and, later, fry. In 2003, the hatchery produced about 1.6 million salmon eggs and incubated more than a million of those eggs.
Roger Reed State Salmon Hatchery
690 Ware Road (Route 32)
Palmer, Massachusetts 01069
|Photo of Roger Reed State Fish Hatchery in Palmer, MA.Credit: USFWS
Warren State Fish Hatchery – This NHFG hatchery offers egg incubation space for the purpose of fry production in both the Merrimack and Connecticut River basins. Space for incubating about 500,000 salmon eggs has been especially important during peak Atlantic salmon egg production years when valuable incubation space is at capacity at other State and Federal Connecticut River facilities.
Warren State Fish Hatchery
P.O. Box 75
Warren, New Hampshire 03279-0075
Phone: (603) 764-8593
Roxbury Fish Culture Station – Like the Warren SFH, this VTFW hatchery has space to incubate about 450,000 salmon eggs annually, if needed.
Roxbury State Fish Hatchery
Roxbury, Vermont 05669
Phone: (802) 485-7568