The Allegheny National Fish Hatchery (ANFH), located in Warren, Pennsylvania produces lake trout and bloaters for restoration in Lakes Erie and Ontario. The hatchery is one of 11 National Fish Hatcheries throughout the Northeast Region working to restore, enhance and maintain heritage fisheries for the American people.

The Great Lakes fishery resources are worth more than $7 billion annually and support more than 75,000 jobs. Anglers come from all over the globe to experience the Great Lakes world-class fishing opportunities.

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      About Us

      Since 1871 the National Fish Hatchery system has been at work improving recreational fishing and restoring aquatic species that are in decline, at risk, and are important to the health of our aquatic systems. Across the country, a network of national fish hatcheries work with states and tribes to conserve, restore and enhance the fish and aquatic resources of America for future generations. Conservation is at the heart of what we do, for the American people who benefit today and future generations who will inherit our legacy of conserving America’s aquatic resources. 

      Our Organization

      Juvenile Northern Pike in aquarium at Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery, South Dakota
      The Fish and Aquatic Conservation program leads aquatic conservation efforts for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We are committed to tackling the nation’s highest priority aquatic conservation and recreational challenges to conserve, restore, and enhance fisheries for future generations.
      150 Years. National Fish Hatchery System.” in front of glossy orange eggs against a white background.
      The National Fish Hatchery System works to support healthy, self-sustaining populations of fish and other aquatic species across the country. Every year we raise and stock over 100 million fish to support the recovery and restoration of imperiled species, recreational fishing, and Tribal...
      A fish with a reddish tone body with black spots on upper part of body, this side view of a Chinook salmon shows the salmon swimming right above a gravel riverbed.
      Healthy fisheries are core to the conservation work of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We are working with partners to protect and enhance the health of fish and other aquatic animals in aquaculture and in the wild.

      Our Species

      Allegheny National Fish Hatchery is currently raising bloaters (Coregonus hoyi) and three strains of lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush from eyed eggs to yearlings. These species are part of an initiative to restore native fish to the Great Lakes.