Fish and Aquatic Conservation
photo of a stream
Just downstream of the former dam site at Amethyst Brook. Credit: Meagan Racey/USFWS

What is Fish Habitat and what are the Benefits?

photo of a smallmouth bass
Smallmouth bass. Photo credit: Eric Engbretson, USFWS

Fish habitat refers to rivers, streams, lakes, estuaries, and other places where fish live. Healthy habitats mean healthier fish populations for the benefit of the American people. The benefits of fish habitat conservation work under the National Fish Habitat Partnership program are many and include the following: