Sullivan Creek National Fish Hatchery

What We Do

Two strains of valuable lake trout brood stock, the Seneca Lake Wild and the Huron Parry Sound Wild, are held at Sullivan Creek National Fish Hatchery. The Seneca Lake Wild strain originate from the Finger Lakes area of New York, while the Huron Parry Sound Wild strain originate from the Big Sound area of Northern Lake Huron.  The adult fish are spawned each fall with eggs used to support restoration programs in the Upper Great Lakes and other lake trout stocking programs. The eggs are incubated until eye-up, and then transferred to other federal, state, and tribal facilities.

Biologist air-spawns a lake trout female to collect her eggs.
Biologist gently rinses newly fertilized lake trout eggs to remove broken shells or debris.