Nevada Fish & Wildlife Office
Pacific Southwest Region

Fisheries Program


Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex

The Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex is an integrated fishery program that includes the Nevada Fishery Resource Office, the Marble Bluff Fish Passage Facility, and the hatchery. The three stations coordinate programs to plan and implement activities for recovery of the threatened Lahontan cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii henshawi) and the endangered cui-ui (Chasmistes cujus) and provide technical assistance to state, tribal and federal agencies.

Desert Fish Recovery

Restoring fish that are native to Nevada is a challenge at a time of increased growth in our State. Drought conditions that are natural are exasperated by increasing water demands for agriculture and growth. To ensure Nevada's fishes have a future, we work with communities to repair damaged rivers & streams. We provide guidance & funding to farmers & ranchers to develop more efficient water delivery systems, and we work with land owners & managers to develop land use plans that reduce adverse impacts to native species and their habitats.
Last updated: April 16, 2014