Fish and Aquatic Conservation


Fish and Aquatic Conservation

Information iconWe work to conserve America's aquatic resources for present and future generations. (Photo: Larry Jernigan/USFWS)


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We work with our partners and engage the public, using a science-based approach, to conserve, restore
and enhance fish and other aquatic resources for the continuing benefit of the American people.




Recent News

Prehistoric fish swims again in the Maumee River

October 2018

photo of kids holding a bucket of pallid sturgeon swimming
Toledo Zoo’s first release of the native fish. Half of the released fish were raised at Genoa National Fish Hatchery in Genoa, Wisconsin. Photo by Justin Chiotti/USFWS.

Ohio’s Maumee River, which 100 years ago supported thousands of lake sturgeon, is now the center of a recovery effort for the ancient fish. We at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have partnered with the Toledo Zoo, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Purdy Fisheries, University of Toledo, University of Windsor, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment and Michigan Department of Natural Resources to help re-establish this living relic in the river and Lake Erie.

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Learn About Genoa National Fish Hatchery


From the Region

FWS, Kansas City Chiefs Engage Young People at Urban American Outdoors’ Kids Fishing Derby

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People try their luck at the Urban Fishing Day. Credit: UAO TV

Urban American Outdoors TV’s (UAO TV) National Urban Kids Fishing Derby Tour stopped in Kansas City, Kansas, on October 8, bringing together the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Kansas City Chiefs and others to engage Kansas City youth.

“The purpose of the fishing derby was to teach kids to fish, engage them in healthy outdoor recreation, and introduce them to wildlife conservation and related career opportunities,” said Wayne Hubbard, who cofounded Urban American Outdoors TV with his life partner Candice Price. 

RELATED: More photos of the fishing derby are on UAO TV’s flickr page.

Representing the Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Fish Hatchery System was Roderick May, the hatchery manager at Neosho National Fish Hatchery in Neosho, Missouri.  

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