U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Hunting and Fishing



Combat Fishing for King Salmon, credit Chuck YoungThe US Fish and Wildlife Service supports fishing through over 60 Fish and Wildlife Resource Management field stations located in 33 states. In addition to the National Fish Hatcheries, the Service works in partnership with others to improve fish habitat and stream corridors. Initiatives involve a number of fish passage projects and multi-agency showcase watersheds.

Each state has primary jurisdiction over the fishing programs that resides within state boundaries. The state fish and wildlife agencies that sell fishing licenses are the best source of information regarding fishing programs and regulations.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding fishing and the Service:

Young Fishermen at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, credit Robert Pos

Where can I go fishing?

What are current refuge-specific fishing regulations?

Where can I go for fishing license?

Do you have some statistics and economic information about fishing?

Additional Fishing Links:

collage pictures, credit USFWS


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