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Fishing events are scheduled at some of the Service Fisheries facilities in the Northeast. See the Calendar of Events for dates and times.
The Fisheries Program supports fishing opportunities by:
Berkshire Trout Hatchery
This volunteer-operated hatchery is open to the public from 9-4 daily. Trail maps are available at the kiosk. A variety of trails offer an interesting experience even for the seasoned hiker. These 7.5 miles of trails are particularly beautiful in the fall. Learn more: Berkshire Trout Hatchery
The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) has a great website called Take Me Fishing. This website has tons of information, photos and video on fish species, where they’re found, and how to catch them. You can even get a fishing license through this site.
The Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (SFBPC) created the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) to implement a national outreach strategy to increase recreational angling and boating and thereby increase public awareness and appreciation of the need to protect, conserve and restore this nation's aquatic natural resources.
The Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (SFBPC) is a federally chartered advisory committee established in 1993. President Clinton issued a Recreational Fisheries Executive Order in 1995 outlining what was expected. The SFBPC advises the Department of Interior Secretary, through the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, on recreational fishing and boating issues. Its 18 members, who serve 2-year terms, include state resource agency directors, representatives of fishing and boating industries and associations, and experts in public outreach, resource conservation, and recreation (with the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the president of the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies serving as ex officio members).
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, like other federal agencies, is working to reduce the negative impacts of its facilities on the environment. By using native plant gardens instead of conventional landscaping, Service facilities can reduce their use of water, fertilizers, pesticides and energy, while providing habitat for pollinators and other wildlife.
The Fisheries Program offers a variety of school programs throughout the northeast region.
The Fisheries Program supports five Visitor Centers at hatcheries in the Northeast.
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