Projects and Research

The Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery has continuously worked to develop, modify, and research the most effective and efficient methods to spawn, produce, rear, raise, release, monitor, and assess threatened, endangered, at-risk, and native species. Improving these methods for species such as Alligator Gar, Lake Sturgeon, and Gulf Coast Walleye, the hatchery has also shifted its focus towards small bodied freshwater fishes that are native to the state of Mississippi, and are at-risk species; such as, Yazoo Darter, Pearl Darter, Piebald Madtom, and Frecklebelly Madtom. The hatchery continuously develops new culture systems to propagate these at-risk species.