Fish and Aquatic Conservation

The National Fish Hatchery System

The National Fish Hatchery System (NFHS) is comprised of a network of field stations located throughout the nation that work with tribal, local, and state governments, other federal agencies, and foreign nations to conserve fisheries. Since the inception of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1871, fisheries conservation has figured paramount to people and economies.

The National Fish Hatchery System

Fish and Wildlife Conservation Offices

Working with partners, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Offices (FWCOs) restore and maintain fish and other aquatic resources for the benefit of the American public, helping ensure that these resources stay among the richest and most diverse in the world.

Fish and Wildlife Conservation Offices

Last updated: September 3, 2013