Fish and Aquatic Conservation


Recreation and Education

Information iconCreating a diverse generation of anglers. (Photo: Mara Koenig/USFWS)


The Fish and Aquatic Conservation program offers numerous educational opportunities, both outdoors and indoors. Products are also available to help educate and engage not only the next generation of conservationists, but anyone with an interest in aquatic conservation. We provide education and outreach products and activities on National Fish Hatcheries and other field stations, and many of our hatcheries offer public fishing access too.  

To help build support through communication and education, our digital toolbox includes Education and Outreach Tools including lessons, displays, posters, coloring books and more.

The selection of Environmental Education resources are great for teachers, parents and kids. While you’re at it, learn about our hatcheries and offices located throughout the U.S. There might even be one near where you live.

Let’s Go Fishing. Catch the Fun! maybe even on a National Fish Hatchery. Whether you are a longtime angler or a newcomer, we can help you learn more about fishing, fish you might catch, and where to go.

Freshwater Fish of America is a look into 42 species of freshwater fish. Learn cool facts about Largemouth bass, walleye, catfish, crappie, northern pike, trout, and more.


Information iconHatching shad fry in the classroom. (Photo: North Carolina Museum of Natural History)