Alchesay National Fish Hatchery is just one of the many field stations of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service whose mission is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
Location and Contact Information
Alchesay National Fish Hatchery was authorized in 1959 with a Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Alchesay National Fish hatchery was designed to fulfill a federal responsibility for stocking waters on Tribal lands throughout eastern Arizona and western New Mexico. Alchesay National Fish Hatchery serves as a "grow-out rearing unit" for brown trout and rainbow trout fingerlings transferred from Williams Creek national Fish Hatchery. The annual production of these trout species represents the largest Indian Trust, inland recreational fishing program in the National Fish Hatchery System.
What We Do
Alchesay National Fish Hatchery produces brown and rainbow trout. The fish are stocked annually in tribal reservoirs, lakes, and rivers across the southwest.
The Alchesay facility serves as a “grow-out rearing unit” for brown trout and rainbow trout fingerlings that are transferred from the Williams Creek facility as 3-6 inch fingerlings. Alchesay stocks out over 600,000 brown and rainbow trout annually.
Projects and Research
The Alchesay facility serves as a “grow-out rearing unit” for brown trout and rainbow trout fingerlings that are transferred from the Williams Creek facility as 3-6 inch fingerlings. Alchesay has a sub-catchable and catchable program for the species on site. The fish raised at Alchesay National Fish Hatchery are stocked out on 17 different Indian reservations/Pueblos throughout Arizona and New Mexico.