Fish and Aquatic Conservation

Fish Distribution

The two tables contain all taxonomic groups, all species including Distinct Population Segments (DPS) and Evolutionarily Significant Units (ESU), all life stages (adults, juveniles, and eggs), and all distribution methods (releases and transfers) for all species that were distributed in Fiscal Year 2016. The “Distribution Rollup in FY2016 by Station and Species” lists the field stations (i.e., "Station") and the species they distributed (with quantity and weight in pounds). The “Distribution Rollup in FY2016 by Species and Stations” lists the species and those field stations (i.e., "Owning Office") which distributed them (with quantity and weight in pounds). “Number of distributions”are simply the number of trips that it took for the species (adults, juveniles, and eggs) to be released (stocked) or transferred.

Texas Wild Rice

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist collects Texas Wild Rice, an aquatic perennial grass found only in the upper two miles of the San Marcos River. This plant species was listed as endangered in 1978. It is being cultivated at the San Marcos Aquatic Resources Center.
Photo Credit: Ryan Hagerty, USFWS

Atlantic Salmon

Fred Trasko and Marion Hoffman crowding Atlantic salmon yearlings at Green Lake National Fish Hatchery. Green Lake National Fish Hatchery produces eight “river specific” strains of Atlantic salmon for recovery efforts in Gulf of Maine rivers. Photo Credit: Robert Pos, USFWS

Striped Bass

Removing an egg sample from a ripe female striped bass at Warm Springs Regional Fisheries Center. Gulf Coast striped bass are raised and distributed by Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery for restoration work in the Apalachicola, Chatahoochee and Flint river Basins of Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
Photo Credit: USFWS